I call him yoga bear. He looks just like any other polar bear (Ursus maritimus), happy to call Cape Churchill, Canada home. But he’s a special character who proceeded to entertain us by diving into a unique morning practice that combined elements of yoga and gymnastics to get him the starring role in the Yoga Bear calendar.
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Ursus maritimus, Cape Churchill, Wapusk National Park in Manitoba, Canada
Canon EOS 300D (the original Digital Rebel) with Canon EF75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM lens
Focal length 300mm, Exposure 1/250 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200
And yes, both survived and performed even as temps dipped to -22F/-30C degrees!