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The Bath

The Bath
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Copyright: Mike Schwebag (SchwebagMike) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 53] (441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Amnéville Zoo [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-17 4:08
Viewed: 4093
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Polar Bear at the Amnéville Zoo taking much pleasure bathing, of course this was as much fun for the specators.

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), also known as the white bear, northern bear, or sea bear, is native to the Arctic. It is one of the two largest land carnivore species and the apex predator within its range. It is well-adapted to its habitat: its thick blubber and fur insulate it against the cold and its translucent fur (which appears white or cream-coloured) camouflages it from its prey. The bears have short tails and small ears that would help to reduce heat loss and the bear has a streamlined small head and lengthy body helping it to swim. The polar bear is a semi-aquatic marine mammal and hunts well on land and on the sea ice, as well as in the water. Many people are greatly concerned that these charismatic bears are facing a very difficult situation with the recent warming trends.

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Hi Mike, very nice photo, great colors, very well composed, ciao Silvio

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  • raoul (56)
  • [2007-01-18 4:02]

et toi qui disais que tu n'avais plus d'autres bonnes photos d'Amneville. Farceur, va!

bonne prise, c'est le cas de le dire.

Bonjour Mike !
J'étais au zoo d'amnéville cet été, je me souviens très bien de cet ours-là, j'ai aodré le regarder jouer dans l'eau. Vous avez capturé un beau moment surt cette photo. Jolis détails, belles couleurs, belle composition. Félicitations !

Salut Mike,
j'aime trop les ours. Celui-ci est fantastique.
Bien amicalement.

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