Polar Bear.

By Badgerfred
4 images from my archives, all captured at Bristol Zoo, the first 3 are I think of Sebastian shot about 1980 on slide, I think V4 is of Sebastian's mother Cynthia and was shot on Kodak Verichrome B+W roll film in my Kodak Stirling 2 folding camera in 1956 when I was 11.

Tags: Captive animals Polar bear FJE862 ImI7and35 ImI7and24 ImI732 Im06

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achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
1 Jun 2013 12:18AM
Four stunning images Fred, I do not know if they have any at Bristol now, such beautiful animals.



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1 Jun 2013 12:21AM
Hi Trev last Polar Bears at Bristol Zoo were Misha and Nina and were put down in Jan 1992,
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 116 Scotland
1 Jun 2013 12:39AM
Nice work capturing this polar bear, Fred, and it's V 3 that's the bees knees for me........love the snoozing pose adopted for you in that one.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
1 Jun 2013 1:45AM
A good set. V3 for me too......Sandy
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
1 Jun 2013 2:02AM
interesting to see the beginnings of your photographic career---These are excellent images!
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
1 Jun 2013 4:55AM
Lovely Fred !! Sorry to hear they are no more ! I think V4 is a great shot from a an eleven year old guy with an ancient photographic machineSmile
ColleenA Plus
4 324 5 Australia
1 Jun 2013 5:37AM
Great set of images Fred, love the look in his eyes he is giving you in V1, the snoozing image is also great. GrinGrin
johnke 4 223 15
1 Jun 2013 6:09AM
Four super Images Fred. so much good detail, they look like they are so relaxed, well captured...John
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 7:28AM
I love it that you've still got that early image Fred. My fave here is v3.
netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
1 Jun 2013 7:49AM
A lovely set of images SmileSmileSmileSmile
CaroleS Plus
6 429 3 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 8:00AM
As a Bristolian, unless my memory is wrong I think I remember Sebastian as a baby, he was major news at the time. Four very interesting shots and well captured too.
Hi Carole, Sebastian was big news at the time (1958) he was born at the zoo,
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 8:14AM
Such amazing images of this beautiful bear Fred. Smile

fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
1 Jun 2013 8:17AM
A great set of images Fred and No. 3 gets my vote too. I too had a Kodak Sterling camera at about the same time as you.

1 Jun 2013 8:27AM
Super set of images Fred
Regards Brian
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.7k 148 England
1 Jun 2013 8:48AM
v4 shows promise, Fred Smile. and three excellent slide conversions, I would never have been able to tell. v3 is a lovely pose and my favoured version.

richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
1 Jun 2013 10:17AM
What a set!! Super Images!! V3 for me!!
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 10:57AM
Fantastic set of images Fred, for me it has to be V3 as my favorite Smile

1 Jun 2013 1:51PM
A good study
1 Jun 2013 3:07PM
Beautiful set of images !
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 6:08PM
So nostalgic Fred

Must give you immense pleasure rolling back the years

jdinne 13 16 England
1 Jun 2013 6:30PM
Amazing set Fred they could have been taken yesterday. Think v4 is excellent but the detail throughout is superb.

1 Jun 2013 7:26PM
Lovely images.

Jenny Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 7:26PM
Superb detail and very natural shot
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
1 Jun 2013 7:35PM
All great , but even more so because they were before the days of digital! Ann.
1 Jun 2013 9:41PM
Superb details Fred,love V3..Lin
1 Jun 2013 10:59PM
Amazing photos Fred. Cathy
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 11:53PM
Love the endearing pose in V2 & V3 and the tap dancer in the last shot! Grin
3 Jun 2013 12:13AM
Thanks everyone for all comments and clicks,
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
3 Jun 2013 6:44PM
Some golden oldies from the archives Fred, I knew these must have been taken a while back as they haven't had polar bears at Bristol zoo for years. The only bear i've seen there is the big grizzly bear Ade Osmant! Grin
JuBarney Plus
5 22 3 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2013 9:24PM
Gorgeous shots and I esp. love V2
senn Plus
5 5 1 Belgium
9 Jun 2013 10:09AM
lovely set .. V3 is my fave
DonMc 8 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 9:53AM
Gorgeous Fred, all of them!SmileSmileSmile

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