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Scavenging Polar Bear

By rontear  
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 !)

Tags: Arctic Male Island Polar bear Wildlife and nature Scavenging Autumn in the Arctic

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LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 8:19AM
Magnificent!

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martinjp 7 2 3 Wales
10 Jul 2012 8:25AM
great capture, to see this in the wild must be breathtaking...Wink
10 Jul 2012 8:35AM
Beautiful, an amazing sight to see!

Jude
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
10 Jul 2012 8:43AM
Superb wildlife shot Ron.

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

Dougie
Richsr Plus
9 90 220 England
10 Jul 2012 8:51AM
Like your comp and the way the bear standout from that muted back ground, good work Ron
Regards Richard
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 9:14AM
Excellent wildlife image Ron, composition and muted tones portray the scale and the bleak side of the Arctic region.

gill
SlowSong Plus
7 6.1k 29 England
10 Jul 2012 9:42AM
Beautiful. We need the stark background to put this bear in context.
I bet it was smelly there with all those dead whales.
Chris
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 11:24AM
Marvellous piece. Stands out well against the lovely unobtrusive background.
jennyk 8 Scotland
10 Jul 2012 12:05PM
lovely image keep up the great work!
10 Jul 2012 2:46PM
He looks on a mission of some sort. Such aloneness atmosphere.............Sandy
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
10 Jul 2012 6:52PM
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
10 Jul 2012 6:58PM
Good clean background to show off the bear, well taken Ron.
Paul
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
10 Jul 2012 8:16PM
One wonders about their future Ron - like the shot.

Anne
exposure Plus
12 3.5k England
11 Jul 2012 6:26PM
Beautiful...Ron.
Pauline.
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
15 Jul 2012 9:59PM
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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