Arctic King


Maple Heights, United States

  • Available
  • Artist
  • Artwork Comments 18


Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Home Decor



Artist's Description

18×27 pastel on sanded paper (an excellent base for the use of pastels). Original unavailable.

As of 09-11-17, 1768 views and 7 favorited.

CHALLENGES: Impressionism Cafe – December Avatar – Tied for 1st; Women Painters – Pastels – Top 10; All God’s Creatures – Bears – Top 10;
FEATURES: Painters Academics; Painting the Country Life & the Countryside; All God’s Creatures;

The polar bear(Ursus maritimus) is a bear native largely within the Arctic Circle encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is the world’s largest land carnivore and also the largest bear, together with the omnivorous Kodiak Bear, which is approximately the same size. A boar (adult male) weighs around 350–680 kg (770–1,500 lb), while a sow (adult female) is about half that size. Although it is closely related to the brown bear, it has evolved to occupy a narrower ecological niche, with many body characteristics adapted for cold temperatures, for moving across snow, ice, and open water, and for hunting the seals which make up most of its diet. Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time at sea. Their scientific name means “maritime bear”, and derives from this fact. Polar bears can hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea ice, often living off fat reserves when no sea ice is present.
The polar bear is classified as a vulnerable species, with eight of the nineteen polar bear subpopulations in decline. For decades, large scale hunting raised international concern for the future of the species but populations rebounded after controls and quotas began to take effect. For thousands of years, the polar bear has been a key figure in the material, spiritual, and cultural life of Arctic indigenous peoples, and polar bears remain important in their cultures (info from Wikipedia).

  • Complete 2003

All Products Tags

bbk01700 polar bear bear animal mammal

Artwork Comments

  • Norah Jones
  • BarbBarcikKeith
  • BeClo
  • Lynda Robinson
  • BarbBarcikKeith
  • Cathacat
  • Padrino
  • myrrhage
  • myrrhage
  • Terri Maddock
  • Heidi Mooney-Hill
  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.