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Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus), Cape Churchill, Wapusk National Park in Manitoba, Canada
Think this is the moment Yoga Bear realizes he has an audience…
Thank You – 528 views as of January 5 2012

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

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!

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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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  • Ann J. Sagel
    Ann J. Sagelabout 4 years ago

    I just love love love polar bears. Wonderful captures one and all.

  • Thanks Ann. I couldn’t agree with you more. I feel so lucky that I was able to spend time at Cape Churchill in Wapusk NP a few years ago. I know the rising temps of recent years and longer periods without sea ice seriously challenge the bears of Churchill. Hope our efforts to stem global warming are enough for them. Polar Bears are such amazing creatures and their home at Cape is a magical place. I mean, years later, I’m still so smitten by this guy! So glad you like him too.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 4 years ago

  • Elaine – Many Thanks! to you and the group for this Feature. Your compliment embarrasses me as much as it does the Polar Bear pictured! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • dolphinrescue
    dolphinrescueabout 4 years ago

    Cute shot – love the humour in this!

  • Thank you dolphinrescue. I admit, of the countless pictures I took of this guy, this one’s my favorite. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Ann J. Sagel
    Ann J. Sagelalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture. Love Polar bears

  • More thanks to you Ann. I share your love of these bears. Such amazing creatures, loaded with character too!

    – Owed to Nature

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago


  • He was great fun and seeing him was simply wonderful. Glad you feel the same! Thank you so much for your comments and fav Liz.

    – Owed to Nature

  • zumi
    zumialmost 4 years ago

    beautiful. nice capture.

  • Thank you Zumi. I’ve got over a hundred pictures of this guy… this is one of my favorites. Glad you like it too!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaalmost 4 years ago

    Your photo was FEATURED IN Playful Photogenic Animals!

    09 Feb 2011

  • Again, wonderful news Dayonda! Thanks to you and the Group.

    – Owed to Nature

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful….congratulations on your feature!

  • More thanks to you Cee for your wonderful comments and fav!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 3 years ago

  • Wow, great news!!! Elaine – MANY thanks to you and the group for the honor.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Susan  Morry
    Susan Morryover 3 years ago

    OMG…is that ever CUTE!!! Such an adorable behind!!! I just want to give him a big cuddle (however ‘dont know if he’d want to return it!)

  • You are so right… I think polar bears may have the cutest rumps in the animal kingdom!!! I suspect this jovial character would just love to give you a bear hug but I suspect you may find his level of enthusiasm a bit too extreme for comfort. ;-)
    Thank you Susan so very much for your wonderful comments and fav.

    – Owed to Nature

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