Taken at the zoo at Aalborg in Denmark, this female Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) was enjoying the arctic conditions prevailing just now!!

Taken with a Nikon D700 and a 70-200mm lens + a 17mm tc (340 mm)

10 RB features, 3 challenge wins


polar bear, wildlife


  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning Alan, stunning…..fav for me!

  • thanks on both accounts Dorothy!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Love this, Alan! A beautiful animal and great capture!

  • thanks Dottie, I got so many good shots of them in the snow and ice!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • joycee
    joyceealmost 4 years ago

    Great capture Alan.

  • pleased you like it Joyce!!thanks

    – Alan Mattison

  • Lynn  Abbott
    Lynn Abbottalmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely incredible, Alan!!! I love this one!!! ~LJ

  • I had to stand there for ages in the freezing snow ,waiting for the right moment!!thank you once more Lynn!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Kratos
    Kratosalmost 4 years ago


  • thank you !!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Jan Cartwright
    Jan Cartwrightalmost 4 years ago

    Great timing – that water streaming from his face is beautiful. Makes me cold to look at it, though!

  • I agree Jan, the streaming water makes the shot!!thank you very much for your input!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenalmost 4 years ago

    It is hard to believe that you are actually standing here capturing this Alan , the thought totally blows me away ,how incredible is that !!!? Marvelous shot the water from his chin & neck are awesome ……….I love this !

  • my frozen body reminds me! – so I was there!!I might have stood there 2 hours both at the amazement and having to wait for good situations!very pleased that it inspires you so much, thanks Lynne!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • laruecherie
    laruecheriealmost 4 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • JDL15
    JDL15almost 4 years ago

    Out of this world Alan
    GR8 capture
    brilliant action capture

  • I think you must be in the xmas mood John!!!!thanks for your praise!

    – Alan Mattison

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