Hmmm, Soft On The Outside, Crunchy On The Inside...

Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)

Palos Park, United States

Artist's Description

Canon 7D, Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS lens, shutter 1/500, focal length 400mm, f/4, +1 exposure compensation, ISO 400

Below is a video I created of the polar bears of Kaktovik, Alaska….

When several polar bears (Ursus maritimus) swam out to the tiny boat I occupied the bears looked very interested in the tempting “morsels” on the boat. Trying to imagine what was on the bears’ minds while they sized me up, a paraphrase of an old candy ad came to mind, Soft On The Outside, Crunchy On The Inside!

When in the company of black or brown bears, caution is necessary yet I have never known black or brown bears to view me as a food source. On the other end of the spectrum when near polar bears, there is no doubt that polar bears only look upon humans as a meal!

Currently polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are listed by the IUCN as Vulnerable. Threats to their existence include hunting and loss of habitat.

Kaktovik, Alaska on the shore of the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic Ocean, USA

October 20, 2011

Featured:
Simply White Gallery, November 22, 2011
Animal Captions & Confessions, November 23, 2011
Amazing Wildlife Group, November 23, 2011
Canon DSLR, November 25, 2011
Americas: Rural, Urban, Wild & Free, November 26, 2011

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