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By PhilT2
This is Victor the Polar Bear who arrived at Yorkshire Wildlife Park earlier this month from Europe

Victor is 15 years old and has been retired from the European breeding programme, where he was a “Super Dad” – siring 10 cubs.
Victor is one of the biggest Polar Bears in Europe at 500 Kilogrammes.
When he stands up on his back legs he is over 3 metres tall…

He is in a massive enclosure and I struggled with the 300mm lens. These images are small cropped areas of the full frame

Tags: Pets and captive animals

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helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2014 6:00PM
Three very different captures of this beautiful animal - v3 works particularly well SmileSmile

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gwynn56 6 87 England
28 Aug 2014 6:38PM
nice set of images , no doubt it busy at moment there due to the new attraction , think i'll wait till the schools gone back , though no doubt a few schools will of arranged trips to visit victor
PhilT2 Plus
8 466 29 England
28 Aug 2014 7:09PM
You're absolutely right Gwynn............the place was heaving but still enough room to get around
A superb set of images. Perfectly presented with stunning detail and comp.
Your narrative adds great context. Thanks for sharing this happy storySmileSmile

rgg 7 10 United States
28 Aug 2014 9:48PM
Great detail in this image, well done.Smile
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2014 9:52PM
that is one big bear Phil
beautifully shown in your set
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2014 10:43PM
Great set of images Phil, great write up, great looking bearSmile

Such a handsome boy... Wonderful images Phil.. all 3 are my favourite.

Lynette Grin
ukgubbi 6 5 India
29 Aug 2014 3:41AM
Superb set.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2014 11:43AM
you are featured e2 piccy at the moment
1 Sep 2014 1:20AM
Version 2 for me I think.

DonMc 9 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2014 7:21PM
Hello phil, just caught up with these thee beauties! super images of a super bear!SmileSmileSmile

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