Yoga practice often starts with you coming to the front of your mat, planting your feet firmly on the ground, pressing your hands together… One does not usually think of the ancient practice of yoga when looking at polar bears. But it was unavoidable while watching this majestic creature walk into deep snow to treat himself to an invigorating workout. The uninhibited performance that followed is exactly as he improvised it.
Polar Bears are such amazing and incredible creatures. They are as much powerful predator as they are intelligent sensitive spirit who is more and more dependent on our help to survive the detrimental impact and growing threats of climate change.
You can view more of his yoga performance in his Yoga Bear calendar where this image is featured on the cover.
50% of the proceeds from sales of my Cape Churchill images is donated to Polar Bears International.
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 185mm, Exposure 1/250 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200
And yes, both survived and performed even as temps dipped to -22F/-30C degrees!
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