A lazy moment in the life of a polar bear at at the Oregon Zoo. I am going to Churchill next year to see these beautiful animals out on the tundra. There has been a 13% decrease in the Polar bears in that area due to global warming. There is only a short time during the year for viewing these bears, as once the ice solidifies, they migrate in search of food. During the several month hibernation, they have had no food. They replenish their bodies off of seals and other sea going mammals. The polar bears are considered the most dangerous of all bears. While viewing them in their natural habitat, you never leave the gigantic dune buggies. For several days and nights, you sleep, eat and view the wildlife from the dune buggies and from the viewing decks. The bears are considered to be too dangerous to allow people to step down on the tundra (other than the scientists).


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  • Faizan Qureshi
    Faizan Qureshialmost 7 years ago

    Awwwwww… that is sooo cute derid!

  • Per E. Gunnarsen
    Per E. Gunnarsenalmost 7 years ago

    Dangerous bear, nice shot and great frame ;)

  • Arthur Chambers
    Arthur Chambersalmost 7 years ago

    love it well done…………..

  • Mark Tisdale
    Mark Tisdalealmost 7 years ago

    Awww, I like the expression you caught.

    Sounds like a neat way to see them.

  • Carlo Cesar Rodillas
    Carlo Cesar Ro...almost 7 years ago

    Very nice shot Deri! Congrats!

  • Anthony Hedger Photography
    Anthony Hedger...almost 7 years ago

    I like this photo Derid and the cage bars make a great frame to the shot.

  • Charles Dobbs Photography
    Charles Dobbs ...almost 7 years ago

    They are marvelous animals and do to man’s stupidity, we will lose them someday. Wonderful shot derid!

  • Deri Dority
    Deri Dorityalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks for the comments everyone. I do feel an urgency to see them up in Churchill. I don’t think that the chance to see them in their natural habitat will be around much longer.

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 7 years ago

    gorgeous animal isnt he / she ?!

  • MegCouch
    MegCouchalmost 7 years ago

    See! Doesnt he look like he would just snuggle right up to ya? Like he would let you ride on his back? Be your best friend forever? God he is cute!!

    In actuality…he would prolly tear your face off…givin the opportunity:)

    Great shot.

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