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Ursus maritimus, Cape Churchill, Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada


I’m donating 50% of profits from all sales of my Cape Churchill images to Polar Bears International.

Shot using:
Canon EOS Digital Rebel (the original!)
Canon EF75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM lens

Featured by the groups:
Amazing Wildlife November 19 2010
You Big Softy December 6 2010
Bears of the World December 31 2010
Let Animals Stay Free January 15 2011
Animal Captions & Confessions February 14 2011
Images Of Endearment February 14 2011
The Addicted Photographer February 21 2012

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north america, canada, cape churchill, winter snow, owed to nature, arctic animal wildlife, mammal, polar bear, cute, young cub and mom, sylvia j zarco, featuredwork

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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Comments

  • Robert Taylor
    Robert Taylorover 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture…..

  • Thank you Robert! Cape Churchill offers such stunning scenery but can also have harsh weather. Were very lucky to get a couple days of sunshine between days of clouds and snow. Then, add the magnificent polar bear… a photographer’s (c-c-c-cold) paradise! ;-)
    –Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Karen!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 3 years ago

    Oooo!!! That is so cute!!! Lorraine

  • Thanks Lorraine. Admit, I love how it looks like the cub is trying hard to look tough and grown up. But, then, his right front paw is raised ever so tenuously to confirm, that he is just a little thing after all. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Paulette1021
    Paulette1021over 3 years ago

    Wonderful Capture !!

  • Thank you Paulette!
    –Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • main1
    main1over 3 years ago

    I don’t get to tell you enough how wonderful your photo’s are! Nice work :O)

  • Oh Marleia, so very, very kind of you! I feel I’m the one that’s negligent in telling you how I appreciate your comments and support. I hope I don’t overdo my welcome though as I’m just getting going on my polar bear photographs. So, you’re likely to be seeing more of me… But just let me know whenever you’ve had enough!!! ;-)
    –Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • joycee
    joyceeover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you Joycee. So glad you like these guys!
    –Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    Marvelous capture, well done Sylvia!

  • Thank you Konstantinos. Polar bears are amazing creatures. Perfectly suited for what to most is inhospitable arctic conditions. And of course they’re perfectly suited as photographic subjects too. Hope you see them some day. I can just imagine what miraculous images you’d fill your portfolio with…!
    –Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    You are absolutely right Sylvia, Churchill-Canada and Svalbard-Norway are two places I really want to go…! :-)

  • I hope to make it to Svalbard too someday. Looks spectacularly beautiful. Sadly though, getting harder and harder for Churchill. Spoke to folks from Polar Bears International last week and temps were above freezing with no sea ice in sight. Shocking for November. Increases hardship for bears since their warm weather fast started earlier with sea ice melting sooner too. Talk about burning the candle from both ends… And speaking selfishly as a person with a camera, also doesn’t bode well for the Cape Churchill expedition. There’s only one group that goes out onto the tundra to stay in Wapask National Park. But they can’t get there nor tow out their “buggy lodge” unless the ground is frozen solid. This years group should be en route now. I wonder if they’ll make all the way to Cape Churchill. So sad if they don’t. (Sorry, don’t mean to rant on like an activist but hard for me not to when I’ve been lucky to see and cherish what’s at risk. Thanks for listening though.)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Paulette1021
    Paulette1021over 3 years ago

  • Paulette – For me and efforts to raise awareness for these amazing creature, thank you and the group for this generous feature.
    –Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • MarieG
    MarieGover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATION ON YOUR FEATURE! gREAT PICTURE.

  • Thank you very much Marie!
    –Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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