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Golden Glow. Polar Bears at Sundown, Churchill, Canada (Please read description) by Carole-Anne
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Polar bear, Ursus maritimus, which means “sea bear”. Polar bear mother and her cub standing on a frozen lake in the Tundra. They are back-lit by the setting sun creating a pinky-golden glow around their bodies. This bear has not had anything substantial 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.
Canon 500D, zoom lens.
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. Polar 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. The Arctic Ice is melting at an alarming rate. Summer ice has reduced by 36% in 50 years, winter ice is thinner than ever before and the season when bears can hunt is getting shorter. Polar Bears are to Global Warming and Climate Change what Canaries were to Mining.

(Received a 5C’s Award for Excellence for this image from DeeZ.)
(Featured in Images of Endearment & 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

  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991over 2 years ago

  • Thank you Michaela

    – Carole-Anne

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 2 years ago

    Beautiful

  • Thank you Laura

    – Carole-Anne

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    1 IMAGE PER 24HRS 2011/12/18

    Excellent capture carole-Anne!

  • Thank you Magaret

    – Carole-Anne

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey

    – Carole-Anne

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Peter

    – Carole-Anne

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago

    Exceptional!

    (For more info on the 5Cs click the banner)

  • Thank you DeeZ

    – Carole-Anne

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...over 2 years ago

    Good work, Carole-Anne. The backlighting lends such a beautiful silvery glow to the silhouetted bears. G

  • Thank you Gina

    – Carole-Anne

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago


    December 20, 2011
    *Please enter this work in our December Image of Day Winners Challenge HERE*

  • Thank you DeeZ

    – Carole-Anne

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago

    Exceptional!
    Please consider submitting this wonderful 5Cs award winning work to the new DeeZ 5Cs Award Showcase Group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ!

  • Thank you Deez – I will – right now!!!!

    – Carole-Anne

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago


    December Image of the Day Winners Challenge
    January 5, 2012

  • Thank you DeeZ

    – Carole-Anne

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