The bears were travelling along
at the base of the cliffs which gave them rock and ice to walk
over with stretches of water between to swim across, here they
have just climbed out of the water and the right hand one is
shaking himself dry.
Seeing Polar Bears were the times
I wished I had a longer lens than the 200mm at the extreme of my
zoom (approx. 300mm equivalent on 35mm). Being more used to
Antarctic wildlife and its relative approachability (and lesser
degree of lethalness to the observer!) I hadn't taken anything
Air temp: +4º C Latitude: 74º 02' N Longitude: 89º 52' W
These are pictures
from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute
Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward.
Pentax digital equipment.