A polar bear makes its way toward some ice in Hudson Bay. The water temperature hovered around 34-degrees F (c. 1-degree C) yet this bear is well insulated from the cold.

Hudson Bay, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.

July 11, 2009.

Canon 40D, Canon 100-400mm lens, shutter 1/500, f/9.0, focal length 170mm, ISO 400.

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water, white, nature, ice, animal, canada, polar, bear, churchill, manitoba

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  • Loisb
    Loisbabout 5 years ago

    I think this just might be my favorite polar bear. Though it does make me cold just looking at that ice and water.

  • Loisb, my apologies for not responding earlier. I’ve been away playing with whales and not checking in as usual. Thank you for your kind words. Hah, I guess during a hot summer it’s kind of nice to concentrate on cool images such as a polar bear and ice. Hope you have been well!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Loisb
    Loisbabout 5 years ago

    All is well here in Ballard – the rains have returned so I haven’t been out photography much. Will just sit back and enjoy your efforts.

  • Smiles, Loisb, I’ve been sitting at the computer editing photos lately so haven’t had the camera in my hands recently. I’m itchin’ to get out there. G

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Loisb
    Loisbabout 5 years ago

    I am also busy editing – old photos of old folks. Getting a video put together from our last high school reunion to show at our next reunion. But we had sun today and heat is promised for tomorrow so camera and I are going to make a field trip.

  • Good on ya, Loisb. Hope you find all sorts of beautiful subjects for your camera. I’m impressed with you working on a video of old photos from your reunion. I’d love to do that some day with family photos that are pre-digital. Maybe I should hire you to do the job. :-))

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Loisb
    Loisbabout 5 years ago

    Do it before you forget who everyone is. If I can’t read the nametags in many cases I have no idea who those people are – g. There are several places that will scan the old photos for you and for the box of family photos residing in my living room I am about to take them in and have them done. Think it worth the price after doing these.

    Now its almost daylight so shall find my way down to the park. Hope your editing turns out to have your usual beautiful results.

  • Loisb, thank you for your suggestions about scanning. My goal one cold, wintry weekend is to sort through old family photographs and arrange them into some semblance of order. To create a photo slideshow for my siblings would be swell.

    Hope your foray into the field was productive. G

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Loisb
    Loisbabout 5 years ago

    One nice thing about having them scanned and put on disk is that it makes it much easier to organize them – g. I had my Dad’s old 16mm movies done a few years ago and it was so worth the price even though I had some of them out of order.

    The problem with trying to do it on a cold wintry evening is that it is COLD.

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