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Taken in Spitsbergen in July this year. This young polar bear decided to wander right up to our ship and check us out whilst we were parked in the ice.

Shot in RAW and processed in Aperture. No changes to original.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:300mm f2.8 IS L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Ursus maritimus
Username:Scorpio74 Scorpio74
Uploaded:12 Aug 2008 - 9:45 PM
Tags:Arctic, Polar bear, Spitsbergen, Wildlife / nature
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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 9:46 PM

simply amazing - would love this opportunity myself ...

Sue

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jayhyk
jayhyk  6 England
12 Aug 2008 - 9:48 PM

wow n wow

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Tatterdemalion
12 Aug 2008 - 9:50 PM

Simply stunning.
Sally

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proberts
proberts  10218 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 9:51 PM

Would love to get the opportunity to photograph these.Cracking capture.
Andrew.

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 9:54 PM

WOW !
Super shot, would love to have seen it close like that.
John

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oldbiddy
oldbiddy  8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 - 9:57 PM

Fabulous, a superb shot

Biddy

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Stenk
Stenk  7 England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 9:57 PM

Great image

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Scorpio74
Scorpio74  734 forum posts England
12 Aug 2008 - 10:16 PM

thanks for the comments, it was an awesome trip!

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Tournisol
Tournisol  6 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 - 10:43 PM

Stunning shot.
Gina

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 10:57 PM

Something to savour and cherish as this will be rarer than it already is very soon
Great capture
Richard

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ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 11:14 PM

What a dead cool shot - I agree a very special image - you are so lucky

Cheers

Robert

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 11:23 PM

On my hit list to see these magnificent animals. Cracking image sums up the enviroment also. Ron.

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13 Aug 2008 - 3:30 AM

smashing shot

di

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KangaGal
KangaGal  664 forum posts Australia
13 Aug 2008 - 8:51 AM

Happy to make it an RC Angela. Great shot of a magnificent animal.
Jenny

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2008 - 9:32 AM

how you keep the whites and tones apart is just magic....This is pro work. well done again....

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MNPHOTO
MNPHOTO  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2008 - 9:49 AM

excellent

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13 Aug 2008 - 10:37 AM

Brilliant

Dave

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BrokenAir
BrokenAir  6 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2008 - 1:59 PM

Nice to see they can still be seen in the wild, what a great capture, one to treasure ^_^

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carmenfuchs
13 Aug 2008 - 5:00 PM

Fantastic shot. He' so cute. =)

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2008 - 5:59 PM

Great shot, very envious of you to have seen one in the wild,Very well captured

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whiteswan01
13 Aug 2008 - 7:08 PM

cracking shot superb detail love it good to see different animal
Dawn

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