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Polar bear, Ursus maritimus, which means “sea bear”. Polar bear mother and her cub walking on the coastal Tundra. This bear has not had anything to eat for about 8 months. She is waiting for the ice to freeze on Hudson Bay so that she can hunt for Harp Seals. Adult female polar bears weigh from 330 to more than 550 pounds, 150 to more than 250 kilos. The cub is 10-11 months old & still breast feeding. Polars Bears are endangered due to global warming. It is estimated that the Churchill population will be unviable in 30 years, and it is the largest single Polar bear population.
Canon 500D, zoom lens.
(Featured in Amazing Canadian Wildlife and Other Groups.)

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polar bears, bear, white, snow, ice, threatened, vulnerable, endangered, polar, arctic, sub arctic, cold, freezing, female, cub, mother, canada, manitoba, north america, churchill, polar bear point, wapusk national park, animals, mammals, wildlife, nature, coastal, coast, carole anne fooks

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Comments

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamabout 3 years ago

    awesome, awesome photo …. love it.

  • Thank you Dean. Such a quick response you must have been waiting for it !!!! Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamabout 3 years ago

    haha ! its such a standout, everything about the pic i love. ive been fortunate to see a heap of wildlife but ive never seen polar bears. hopefully one day. and the other pic is awesome too.

  • Thanks again Dean: your comments are much appreciated. Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

  • Rookwood Studio ©
    Rookwood Studio ©about 3 years ago

  • Thank you. Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

  • paulinea
    paulineaabout 3 years ago

    amazing capture. congratulations

  • Thank you Paulinea.
    Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

  • labaker
    labakerabout 3 years ago

    wonderful shot, sad about their future.

  • Thank you Larry. Yes, I made an effort to get to see the Polar Bears before too many are lost. Even in 2009 when I was in Churchill the ice was 3 weeks late forming and so the large males desparate for food were cannibalizing cubs more than is usual – an added pressure on the population. Further pressure then comes on the cubs as the mothers have less time to feed with a shorter ice season and they are unable to nurse their cubs sufficiently for them to survive for the 2 1/2 to 3 years that they are with their mothers. it’s all very sad and one feels impotent – but if the message is forwared to everyone we know we can all make a difference to global warming by the things that we do and the way that we live.
    Sorry I seem to be preaching!!!
    Cheers
    Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

  • labaker
    labakerabout 3 years ago

    it has to begin with each and every one of us being responsible for our planets health, unfortunately I don’t personally believe enough people really care.

  • Agreed.

    – Carole-Anne

  • Pam Hogg
    Pam Hoggabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Pam. Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Thank you Andrea. Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossabout 3 years ago


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    Lovely image, well done!
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  • Thank you Bevlea. Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot Carol-Anne!

  • Thank you Martin. Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

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