Ever so curious, this polar bear is eyeing our little boat to see what we’ll do next. Extremely powerful muscles make the polar bear an expert swimmer. Using its forepaws to propel its body through the water, hind quarters just sail along behind the bear. Perfectly adapted to the Arctic, the polar bear reigns supreme over its realm.

The bear was spotted swimming toward shore amidst ice near the Churchill River so our visit with this ice bear was brief so as to allow it to continue on its way.

Hudson Bay, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

July 11, 2009

Canon 40D, Canon 100-400mm lens, shutter 1/500, f/7.1, focal length 300mm, ISO 400

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Comments

  • LTPhotography
    LTPhotographyover 5 years ago

    Another great capture :-)

  • Thank you!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Brian Carey
    Brian Careyover 5 years ago

    What glorious creatures, great shot!

  • Thank you!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture

  • Thank you!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • elphonline
    elphonlineover 5 years ago

    Beaut capture.

  • Thank you!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    SWEET!!!!!!

  • Thank you!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Albert Dickson
    Albert Dicksonover 5 years ago

    Bravo! What an exciting experience.

  • Thank you!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • JohnMWright
    JohnMWrightover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture of this magnificent animal.

  • Thank you!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1over 5 years ago

    Brilliant capture..

  • Thank you!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 5 years ago

    You big poser u , u just know how beautiful u are , doncha xxxx

  • Thank you! Your comments always make me laugh, bev! :-)))

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • theheijt
    theheijtover 5 years ago

    great one. love this animal…

  • Thank you!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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