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Scavenging Polar Bear

By rontear  
I have just started to really look at my images from the Arctic ( giving a lecture ) It is surprising that digitally we only pick what we consider the best and leave the rest in our folders. After yesterdays image here is another of the same time. This Polar Bear has a scrap of whalemeat and bone, every piece is nutrition for the long spells without food. Again in this desolate landscape the bear stands out, quite grey too. Taken from the Zodiac in rubbish weather ( rain Sad)

Tags: Rain Arctic Island Polar bear Svalbard Wildlife and nature From Zodiac

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SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
11 Jul 2012 9:36AM
I love to see these arctic animals against the expanse of their sparse habitat. I'm in awe of their skills to survive.

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 9:42AM
Scoring a barren landscape for food, for life. This is brilliant Ron, so evocative of the struggle for survival.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 Jul 2012 9:53AM
It does look so totally desolate and amazing that such a large animal manages to find sustenance at all there.
An image that most of us can only dream about, so marvellous to see such through your eyes (and lenses, of course).
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 10:47AM
This image brings up strong emotions, it's an incredible capture. IB
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 10:54AM
Nice spot.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
11 Jul 2012 10:56AM
As with yesterdays upload Ron the bear stands out well from the desolate landscape
Regards Richard
11 Jul 2012 11:16AM
The winter white is softened by foraging in the sand and earth, a l title camouflage in the summertime to keep the bear less visible to it's prey.

GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 11:25AM
Another excellent image from this amazing location Ron.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 1:43PM
Another excellent image Ron.

exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
11 Jul 2012 6:24PM
A Beautiful image Ron.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
11 Jul 2012 8:32PM
Such a barren landscape - but beautiful in its own way. Is that white head poking up behind the bear a gull? Wish I could see this huge - it's a spectacular image and commentary on survival.

Source 7
11 Jul 2012 11:21PM
Amazing image and scene
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
12 Jul 2012 7:42AM
Fantastic image... I must admit I hadn't looked at your PF for a LNG time as there was nothing public in there but I am really impressed with those two, great composition and a wonderful impression of the harsh environment. More of this please. Far for interesting !'''

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