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Copyright: Eloise WP (Juniper) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 13] (46)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Europe, Ice in any shape!, Icebergs, Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-06 17:16
Viewed: 4367
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Showing no fear of the National Geographic Explorer, this polar bear gave us only a brief study as he walked along his ice island. The polar bear evolved from the brown bear who turned to the sea to hunt for seals 150 - 200,000 years ago. Feet turned inward and an aerodynamic shaped head help him swim while black skin helps him retain heat. Polar bears feast in the winter months when there is plenty of Arctic ice to stealthily hunt their favorite food, seals. Unfortunately, naturalists predict a 30% decline in the polar bear population over the next 30 years as sea ice recedes.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To horias: HoriaJuniper 1 08-12 18:26
To lorendubois: LaurentJuniper 1 08-12 18:24
To Mikolaj: MikolajJuniper 1 08-12 18:19
To fragman: Ori,Juniper 1 08-12 18:16
To pvb: PaulaJuniper 1 08-12 18:13
To Miss_Piggy: Anna,Juniper 1 08-12 17:56
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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-06 21:49]
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Hi Eloise
First of all, welcome on TN.
Great your first post!
A wonderful polar bear on his ice island.
Congratulation for this perfect shot and for your good note.
Horia

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-06 22:17]

Hello Eloise,
Welcome to TN!
You make a very good start with this fine capture of a Svalbard Polar Bear taken from afine frontal POV with excellent sharpness and light management against the snow. I like the composition with the ice and snow too.
Thanks and I look forwars to seeing more shots from you on TN.
Ivan

Hello Eloise
Thank you for this rare portrait, and the explanations. The photo is very natural and restores well what we can imagine of the attitude of these polar bears
Welcome on treknature and cheers for this first one.
Laurent

Hello Eloise! Amazing guy. Superb scene and scenery. Excellent exposure. Good sharpness. Well done!

nice cool pic for the summer, TFS Ori

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2010-08-07 4:08]
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Hi Eloise,
A very warm welcome to TN.
Good start for your first post. Very good for these difficult conditions the white and the cold.
Nice pose of your model, good sharpness and composition.
Thanks for sharing (TFS) Paula

Hi Eloise,

A very special kind and very nice shots.
Very interesting notes.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful shot

King Regards,
Mehmet

Hallo Eloise
Welcome to Trek Nature and thank you for sharing such a lovely image of an animal and surrounding that we see to little on the gallery. I just love the variation of whites in your image and the way it is so beautifully photographed not looking as if it has been washed out. I also like the direct eye contact this bear have with you and the clarity of the sharp nails on its paws. The sunlight in the image is just great and rounds of this already great image to its best. Best regards and I hope to see some more lovely images from your camera soon.
Anna

complimenti per le foto, molto belle realistiche e particolari.
grazie per il tuo contributo!
un saluto sante

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