I call him yoga bear after seeing him “work out” in the snow in poses that required great strength, flexibility (and humor). After lunging head first into deep snow, his head would appear to reappear, to both our and his surprise, behind him. After a moment for him to ponder (and for us to laugh at) his predicament, he struggled through the snow to emerge triumphant, shake off the snow and repeat his unique yoga routine.
This character in white fur has more poses in the calendar Yoga Bear where this is February’s image.
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Ursus maritimus, Cape Churchill, Wapusk National Park in Manitoba, Canada
Canon EOS 300D (the original Digital Rebel) with Canon EF75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM lens
Focal length 300mm, Exposure 1/250 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200
And yes, both survived and performed even as temps dipped to -22F/-30C degrees!
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