Smiling Ice Bear
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Not my best photo technique-wise at all, but one still worth sharing, I think.|
This Arctic day was hazy, but sunny. Our ship crept upon a polar bear just finishing a meal of most likely a ringed seal. He seemed quite pleased with himself, and I was happy to capture this moment.
Ringed seals are the favorite food of polar bears who are likely to eat forty to forty-five annually. The bear looks for breathing holes in ice created by the seals, and waits patiently for hours until a seal comes up to take his last breath.
Twenty-five to thirty thousand polar bears remain in the wild. At the top of the food chain in the Arctic environment, their only predator is man.
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- [2010-08-10 13:00]
Hi Eloise! A beautiful nature scene,
Good composition!! Good work! TFS. Carme.
Great timing and shot.
The details are very much alive.
Is really fun to watch this picture.
Thanks for sharing.
A fine scene of the endander-species Polar-Bear in photo .
Great tele in use, and very authentic image.
I like photos which tell a story - and this one is DEFINETLY worth telling. Thanks for sharing this interesting photo.
When I first joined TrekNature I enquired about the ''technical not so good photo'' side and was reassured, that this site's aim to educated be very important to the members.
In this particular case I appreciate very much the fact that you included the habitat, which not many of us have seen...
Enjoy your week-end