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Ursus maritimus, Cape Churchill, Wapusk National Park in Manitoba, Canada
Shot using: Canon EOS Digital Rebel (the original!)
Canon EF75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM lens
And yes, both survived and performed even as temps dipped to -22F/-30C degrees!

Featured by the group
Art 4 Charity April 4 2011
Wild Nature Photography April 17 2011
Animal Captions & Confessions March 5 2012

Top Ten Challenge Winner
Love these Creatures Our Great Bears March 2012

This character in white fur has more poses in the calendar Yoga Bear where this is July’s image. You can also find all images of this guy, by using this link to Yoga Bear images.

And, you can also take him everywhere with you on your iPhone or iPod:

During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekabout 4 years ago

    I am sure he thinks this is audition, wonderful capture Sylvia!

  • And he passed his audition with flying colors too! Thanks Jan.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Mark Braham
    Mark Brahamabout 4 years ago
    Can I have an Irish Coffee please!
  • Maybe just the coffee. He’s probably had more than his fair share of the Irish already!

    – Owed to Nature

  • joycee
    joyceeabout 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Credit goes to the bear for such an expressive pose! So I’ll say thanks for him…

    – Owed to Nature

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123about 4 years ago

    wow look at him/she, showing of and posing for you

  • I usually find that wild animals don’t pay much attention to people or their cameras. This guy is certainly the exception to that. You’re right, I do believe he not only posed for us but really enjoyed doing so! Thank you Elaine.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Natureover 3 years ago

    Featured in Art 4 Charity April 4 2011

    Thank You!

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on a well deserved feature,

  • Even more heartfelt Thank You’s Robert!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...over 3 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!
    Don’t forget to enter this image in the April Features Challenge.

  • Thank you Anne-Marie! And, yes, I would be happy to heed your reminder. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Jay Gross
    Jay Grossalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot. From the cool look on his face, I think the Yogi’s thinking “Oooo, lunch has a camera.” And my Canon Digital Rebel failed at +20 degrees F, the only time I depended on it in the cold. -J:

  • Thank you for wonderful comments Jay! Though sad to hear your Rebel didn’t fare as well with the cold. I don’t know what I would have done had mine failed below 20F that was at best the highest temp during that entire adventure! Great conditions for these magnificent creatures but rather challenging for us mere mortals and our gadgets! ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 2 years ago

    What a wonderful capture and I just love the expression on his face!

  • Thank you Deb! And I have to agree… just love the look on his face too. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 2 years ago


  • MANY Thanks Laura! Just love the expression on his face. So glad you got to see and like his antics too. ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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