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

50% of profits from sales of Cape Churchill images is donated to Polar Bears International.

It’s hard work protecting cubs and teaching them the skills they’ll need to survive the challenges of the arctic in today’s changing world. This polar bear Mom finally gets her chance to enjoy a hard earned rest!

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

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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  • Alexander Pawlow
    Alexander Pawlowalmost 4 years ago

    This is so cool, poor mum :-) Your portfolio is amazing!

  • Thank you so very much Alexander! I’m greatly flattered and truly appreciate your comments and the favorite. Many heartfelt thanks.

    – Owed to Nature

  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 4 years ago

    Aww!!! Another gorgeous shot!! Wonderful!

  • Thank you so much Steppeland. From her furry belly to a little sparkle in her eye, this Mom was quite the photogenic model. I love her pose and am happy to know you enjoy her too. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Poete100
    Poete100almost 4 years ago

    OH! That is too cute…

  • You’re so right. Mom’s got to be quite a cutie to take the spotlight away from her two cubs! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaalmost 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Karen!

    – Owed to Nature

  • John Beamish
    John Beamishalmost 4 years ago

    Great stuff!

  • So very glad you like it! Thank you so much. Really appreciate your letting me know and the favorites. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Jeannine St-Amour
    Jeannine St-Amouralmost 4 years ago

    That sure brought me a good laugh… looks like the day after a big party. Love it.

  • So nice to hear you got a kick out of this photo Jeannine. I too got a good laugh when I discovered it reviewing images after my trip. Just love photography and the wonderful gifts it surprises you with! Thank you for your wonderful comment… you make me laugh too! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • aussiedi
    aussiedialmost 4 years ago

    Love this..and she does look pooped..great comp and well captured


  • Thanks Di. I so love the look on Mom’s face and the attitude in her posture at this moment… Glad to hear you do too. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekalmost 4 years ago

    Very funy shot Sylvia, well spotted ;))

  • Hadn’t realized what a sense of humor polar bears have until this shot! ;-)
    Thanks Jan!

    – Owed to Nature

  • LynnEngland
    LynnEnglandover 3 years ago

    Just brilliant …..a perfect insight !

  • Many thanks to you Lynn!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaover 3 years ago

    Extra-specially beautiful, and great humor, too!
    Sometimes this is what I look like, too, just protecting and trying to train ordinary house kitties, nevermind a tummy.toasting bear who could take one’s head off at the flick of a paw!

  • Heeheehee! Yes, some experiences and emotions are eternally universal. Regardless how different the parties or situations are – don’t we all know exasperation and laughter!?!?! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

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