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Ursus maritimus, Cape Churchill, Wapusk National Park in Manitoba, Canada
This character in white fur has more poses in the calendar Yoga Bear where this is March’s image. You can also find all images of this guy, by using this link to Yoga Bear images.

Shot using:
Canon EOS 300D (the original Digital Rebel)
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 groups
Bears of the world October 19 2010
Playful Photogenic Animals March 27 2012
Amazing Wildlife March 31 2012
Amazing Canadian Wildlife July 1 2012


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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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  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...almost 4 years ago

    What a great series of this beauty!

  • Thank you Anne-Marie. I was great fun being there to see it!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckeralmost 4 years ago

    Awww…booboo…would love to hug one!!! :-)

  • He does look like he’s keeping himself limber so he can dole out big bear hugs!
    Thanks again Dawn.

    – Owed to Nature

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 2 years ago

    Marvellous capture!!

  • Thank you very much Deb! ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • dgrizzle
    dgrizzleover 2 years ago

    March 27, 2012

  • MANY Thanks Darcy! Can’t wait to relay my Thanks in person. ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    2012/03/27 1 Image per 24hrs
    Stunning capture!

  • Thank you so much Maggie!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Sue Ratcliffe
    Sue Ratcliffeover 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Featured March 31 2912,. Great image!!!

  • Wow, Thank You Sue for the honor and pleasure of this generous Feature! ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • virginian
    virginianover 2 years ago

    Sweet. For such a big bear, they sure can look playful. Congrats on your features.

  • I couldn’t say it better myself… They truly are big bears with big personalities and characters to match! Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. ;-) …Sylvia
    (Apologies if you get my reply twice… my first attempt seemed to disappear so I tried again. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your new features …awesome!!!

  • Many Thanks My Friend!!! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • deb cole
    deb coleabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you so very much Deb for this honor and feature! Greatly appreciate the support for my work and the polar bears. …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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