Red in Tooth and Claw 2
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-06-19 8:11]
It must be wonderful to have so many fabulous captures in your archive to resort to! This is a fantastic capture of the Polar Bear carrying its kill that is essential for its survival! I hope indeed that the ice won't melt away too much. The Gulls complete this fantastic scene! Excellent Composition showing great sharpness and natural colours! A very interesting note too!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-06-19 8:17]
What a dreadful capture. But it is nature that's all. Superb composition with excellent details. That's all I have to say here. Thanks a lot for sharing this stunning shot.
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-06-19 9:04]
Informative notes, as usual!
Brutal but natural to the existance of predators.
A great shot, nicely composed.
Is that a gull taking advantage of the kill?
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-06-19 9:06]
Very impressive to see a scene like this in the wild. What an adventure!
Great composition in excellent sharpness and natural colours. The Gulls are a real bonus.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-06-19 9:14]
I think I would enjoy a month of looking through your archives. What wonders must be in there. Fantastic shot and excellent notes to go along with it. A most effective sight of this bear dragging its prey leaving the trail of blood. Interesting to see the gulls benefiting as well.
- PaulGana (595)
- [2008-06-19 9:35]
wow, that is one bloody mess he has left, golly looks like I am going to have to mop up his mess now ;-)
Amazing find, must have been quite the experience
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-06-19 11:25]
Very nice capture from wildlife.POV,framing and composition are perfect.Thanks for posting.
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-06-19 11:58]
What an amazing archive you have!
Wonderfull shot of this bear and very good pov.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-06-19 12:29]
It forms a path or a letter perhaps and the eye wanders through the whole path. A fascinating image...not quite as bloody as some I have seen and well within nature at it's best....
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-06-19 12:40]
A precious wildlife photo. So natural... Thanks for sharing this
All the best,
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-06-19 12:49]
Hi james. Reading your notes and looking at the picture shows the streanth of the Polar Bear. Nature again every part gets eaten and the gull get food as well. well done TFS.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-06-19 13:12]
This is part of nature for the bear to survive and it's life in the their region!
good pov with very good sharpness, natural colour and details!
very good to include the Ivory gulls in the image!
many thanks for the sharing
- demeve (6165)
- [2008-06-19 14:14]
You provide us with so many images from all around the world
that is hard not to admire you, and this is what I do my friend
Great image of survival, is hard to believe that these Bears
are in the verge of instinction.. Thank you for doing a
wonderful job.. Very well done
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-06-19 14:36]
Hi my friend James, another perfect shot of a natural reality. You captured this scenery in a film taste. Great DOF and POV. Superb shot in all aspects my friend! TFS.
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-06-19 17:46]
Excellent image "Nature in the raw" composition is perfect, superb detail, wonderful lighting, and the Gull in the lower left just completes a perfect picture, really well done,
Cheers Rick :)
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-06-19 20:00]
Hello James. I like this wide shot giving out the pleasant perspective. The gull adds balance to this sharp image. Regards. Jusni
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-06-19 21:19]
Well done, James.
A lot of different animals involved here and they are all connected. The red line is raw but very effective in creating depth(and death)in your work
Wonderful image and thanks for sharing it..
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-06-19 23:03]
I think it's important also to show the other side of nature. We sometimes forget the cruel aspect. Maybe even the word "cruel" is wrong because it's just natural that a bear kills for his food.
The picture is captivating, well composed and very impressive.
- clnaef (6814)
- [2008-06-19 23:16]
Jolie composition presque monochrome et qui rend bien l'idée d'immensité de la région.
- SueThomson (603)
- [2008-06-19 23:28]
A wonderful nature shot in the wild. Nicely composed with the blood trail forming a leading line into the image and to the polar bear.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-06-20 2:16]
Hello James, Wonderful and superb natural shots. The capture of this bear carrying its food for survival is excellently presented. WEll done. Ganesh
aa gruesome but awesome image.
This really shows the strength of Polar Bear, dragging a seal which is probably twice as heavy as a man effortessly across slippy ice! :-)
Very good quality.
I love the cool tones.
Excellent notes too.
Well done, James!
p.s I've emailed you back!
- warnzy (20)
- [2008-06-20 13:54]
Great shot and well titled. Cycle of life and all that - we'd be equally sad if we saw a half starved polar bear. Great composition and light. This really is a classic.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-06-20 19:28]
WOW ! this is another of your shots that could be published
in Natural Geographic, and for that blood, as you say :
« this has to happen for the bears to live »
great shot of the wild nature life, with fine POV, DOF
and framing, great animal the polar bear, because of
the bllod i found easylly the one of the gulls,
i had to search a little bit for the other one, TFS
- arfer (0)
- [2008-06-21 21:40]
This is brilliant.
does this tell a story? It tells three.
Wonderful contrast and colour.
A polar bear on the ice floes and you manage bright red...wow.
The way the blood streaks in the manner it does adds so much to this image.
It is powerful to look at.
The little gull at the spot of the kill adds so much to this image.
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-06-21 22:59]
This is a lovely shot, James...And it's as if the entire shot has been over dramatized by the startling colour of blood!
Very well done!
- cicindela (9226)
- [2008-06-23 11:43]
Cruel but natural :) I like this picture a lot, not only because of its documentary character but also because of composition and colours :)
TFS and best regards,
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-06-23 18:34]
Reality...and well done. Thank you for sharing this us.
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-06-24 11:52]
Wonderful documentary shot and I like the way the bear is dragging its kill all along those patches of floating ice to a secured place. The blood forms a fine track and what is that little bird doing there? Very neat and sharp image with great control of light and exposure levels. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
- sranjan (5784)
- [2008-06-25 10:29]
The bloody trail takes you to the culprit; this incredible polar bear ! Amazing capture & POV.
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2008-06-25 11:06]
Great shot! You have travelled to this harsh place to get this shot, which itself is praiseworthy. The red on the bg of white looks , as u said, 'raw'. Great work.
- pushpinder (340)
- [2008-07-06 23:12]
you really have an impressive list of countries that you've visited.
I envy you!!
This is a superb 'raw nature' pic....i absolutely love this one.
- winterpalace (0)
- [2010-12-14 7:03]
A wonderful ''sequence'' of events.
You must be the most travelled member in TrekNature!
- corjan3 (4707)
- [2011-01-22 8:30]
Very good photo with much information and excellent note.