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I'm working on a new lecture about the Arctic regions and looking at images that have gone under the radar. This Polar Bear part of a group of about 15 scavenging off a dead whale, was pacing the hinterland possibly had it's fill of whale meat ! I liked the grey/blue back drop contrasting with the bears coat. Taken from a Zodiac in choppy water and rain !! ( perhaps a hint of movement !)

Brand:Canon
Lens:100.0-400.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Aug 2011 - 8:05 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Scavenging Polar Bear
Username:rontear rontear
Uploaded:10 Jul 2012 - 8:18 AM
Tags:Arctic, Autumn in the Arctic., Island, Male, Polar bear, Scavenging, Wildlife / nature
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 8:19 AM

Magnificent!

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 8:25 AM

great capture, to see this in the wild must be breathtaking...Wink

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DalesLass
DalesLass e2 Member 22044 forum postsDalesLass vcard United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 - 8:35 AM

Beautiful, an amazing sight to see!

Jude

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franken
franken e2 Member 113106 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 8:43 AM

Superb wildlife shot Ron.

Ken.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 8:46 AM

An old Sunday afternoon tradition Ron, walking off the big dinner.

Dougie

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 8:51 AM

Like your comp and the way the bear standout from that muted back ground, good work Ron
Regards Richard

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 9:14 AM

Excellent wildlife image Ron, composition and muted tones portray the scale and the bleak side of the Arctic region.

gill

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64375 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 9:42 AM

Beautiful. We need the stark background to put this bear in context.
I bet it was smelly there with all those dead whales.
Chris

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 11:24 AM

Marvellous piece. Stands out well against the lovely unobtrusive background.

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jennyk
jennyk e2 Member 6jennyk vcard Scotland
10 Jul 2012 - 12:05 PM

lovely image keep up the great work!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 2:46 PM

He looks on a mission of some sort. Such aloneness atmosphere.............Sandy

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114508 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 6:52 PM

Must be wonderful to be able to go on such an expedition and get close to such creatures, my dreams lay in far warmer climes though. An Atlas Moth in Taiwan.....Yes please!

Great stuff Ron, thanks for sharing........You lucky devil.

AdeTongue

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paulb20
paulb20 e2 Member 7paulb20 vcard United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 - 6:58 PM

Good clean background to show off the bear, well taken Ron.
Paul

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 8:16 PM

One wonders about their future Ron - like the shot.

Anne

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101311 forum postsexposure vcard England
11 Jul 2012 - 6:26 PM

Beautiful...Ron.
Pauline.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 9:59 PM

Many thanks to all of you, perhaps you might like to sign petitions trying to save the Arctic ( via Greenpeace )
Ron.

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