Cuddle Up

Cathy Barrows 12/10/2010 5:14:34 AM

so very cute...reminded me of the group Three Dog Night which means it's cold enough to cuddle up with 3 dogs so it must be a 3 polar bear night there #1334336

Danny B. Head 12/10/2010 5:29:54 AM

So cute! has been below 20 here in the deep south too! brrr #9090847

Michelle Alton 12/10/2010 5:45:08 AM

You certainly built up a rapport with them. Looks like they were sitting for a family portrait. Great stuff!
Can we see one of you in your Churchill cold weather gear? #9090866

R. J. Laudenbacher 12/10/2010 6:30:18 AM

How precious is this? I just love it and you captured it so well. They sure posed for you didn't they? What a treat this must have been. You must be having a heat wave up there because it has been about 2 degrees here and with the windchill close to minus 10. :) #9090931

Mary Beth Aiello 12/10/2010 6:54:56 AM

Oh, the expressions and poses are perfect, Karen. At least they're enjoying this cold weather. Just took Bailey, our Golden, out for a walk in the snow, and bbbbrrrrrrrr!!!!! It's cold out there. #9090975

Jack Gaskin 12/10/2010 11:07:45 AM

They just keep getting better , WOW... TERRIFIC !!!
Right about now they are out hunting seals on the Ice

Your right about our temps today WAY TOO COLD....

Happy Shooting

Tarun Bose 12/10/2010 11:51:22 AM

Outstanding image with super pose by these beautiful animals, Karen. #9091383

Judy A. Lawhon 12/10/2010 2:19:54 PM

this couldn't be any better...absolutely awesome, Karen!! #9091654

Patrick Rouzes 12/10/2010 7:38:33 PM

That is one endearing & lovely image, Karen! Love the tones, clarity, expressions & display of affection! WTG, indeed! #9091953

Randy D. Dinkins 12/11/2010 5:42:24 AM

Wonderful capture, very cute. #9092482

Karen Celella 12/11/2010 6:08:10 AM

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. It was amazing to watch them walk around, explore, chase each other, and then settle into a rest or nap.

Here is one shot of us in our parkas and boots that Nat Hab supplies for their visitors.


Karen Celella 12/11/2010 6:22:21 AM

I forgot to say that I didn't know about the "three dog night" meaning. Thanks Cathy! It certainly is a three bear night all the time in Churchill! LOL #9092565

Karen Celella 12/11/2010 6:52:34 AM

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member since: 8/16/2006 Great capture, Karen, love how they seem to be keeping each other warm!! It is also cold here-actually 10 and we have 40+ inches of snow to go along with it!!
12/10/2010 5:13:22 AM

Terry Cervi 12/11/2010 1:59:15 PM

What a great family portrait, Karen!! Just beautiful! #9093177

Freddy Bland 12/11/2010 7:40:49 PM

Totally adorable capture, Karen!! Brrr...glad they can keep each other warm!! #9093593

Rona L. Schwarz 12/11/2010 8:08:12 PM

Wow! Straight into my favorites, Karen! Wonderful family portrait - they are posing just for you! Superb exposure, clarity and detail, too. And I loved your Churchill cold weather look! #9093607

Julie Christiansen 12/12/2010 2:57:18 PM

Truly amazing image. #9094964

Phyllis H. Burchett 12/13/2010 9:46:45 AM

Fantastic Karen, you were lucky to get young cubs! #9096532

Karen Celella 12/16/2010 10:50:02 AM

Thanks Terry, Freddy, Rona, Julie and Phyllis. Yes, we were very lucky too see so many active bears! I'll never forget this awesome trip! #9109278

Kathryn Wesserling 12/4/2012 3:22:20 AM

The highest Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww-Factor, ever! Congratulations for a special POTD. #10449768

Christopher Budny 12/4/2012 3:34:34 AM

Fantastic capture! Congratulations! #10449791

Tammy M. Anderson 12/4/2012 3:39:58 AM

Wondeful POTD. Congrats, Karen. #10449799

Usman M. Bajwa 12/4/2012 3:45:14 AM

Lovely find and capture, Karen. CONGRATZ on the POTD!

UB. #10449805

Linda S. Smith 12/4/2012 3:56:22 AM

How precious Karen! Great capture! Congrats on your POTD! #10449846

Michelle Alton 12/4/2012 3:59:43 AM

Congratulations, Karen. This is WONDERFUL as are the vast majority of your photos! Funny, I don't remember seeing this before or writing the comment that I wrote. I believe someone is impersonating me (smile)!

Also, hearty congratulations on your October GOLD! I see the watch shot that intrigued me BIG TIME has actually made the BP BIG TIME! #10449856

Colette M. Metcalf 12/4/2012 4:12:27 AM

A big congrats on your POTD!!! #10449881

Cheryl Schneider 12/4/2012 4:13:59 AM

Awesome shot, Karen! What a wonderful experience that had to have been. #10449885

Patricia A. Casey 12/4/2012 4:21:53 AM

LOL at Michelle's always witty repartee...Congratulations Karen on POTD for this absolutely beautiful wildlife scene! Cheers =^..^= #10449901

Leslie McLain 12/4/2012 4:26:38 AM

Congrats on an awesome POTD, Karen. #10449917

Linda D. Lester 12/4/2012 4:34:29 AM

Outstanding capture of this family!
Congratulations on your POTD! #10449947

Joy Rector 12/4/2012 4:34:42 AM

congrats on the POTD #10449948

Nancy Marie Ricketts 12/4/2012 4:36:11 AM

Wow, Awesome capture! I'd never want to get that close! HUGE congratulations on this spectacular POTD, Karen! #10449951

Andre Larose 12/4/2012 4:40:55 AM

Congratulations Karen! Beautiful capture on this awesome POTD! #10449966

Anita Hogue 12/4/2012 4:49:34 AM

Totally awesome, Karen! Congratulations on this wonderful POTD!


Carol Eade 12/4/2012 4:51:16 AM

Beautiful shot, Karen, congratulations on your POTD! #10449986

Pamela K. Barrett 12/4/2012 4:54:23 AM

Love your Polar Bears. You are so lucky to get these type shots in your travels. Your gallery is fantastic.

Katarina Mansson 12/4/2012 5:09:59 AM

Such a cute and stunning capture - congratulations on your fantastic POTD Karen! #10450023

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/4/2012 5:22:04 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Karen, for this marvelous engaging image!

Debby #10450070

Paul R. Nelson 12/4/2012 5:24:41 AM

Wonderful capture, Karen. Congratulations on your POTD! #10450077

Ilene Samowitz 12/4/2012 5:54:09 AM

Congrats...this is awesome. #10450142

Terry Cervi 12/4/2012 5:57:09 AM

Congrats on your fantastic POTD, Karen! #10450150

Phyllis H. Burchett 12/4/2012 6:10:13 AM

You know I love this one Karen, big congrats on your POTD!!! #10450160

Bojan Bencic 12/4/2012 6:32:05 AM

Great capture, Karen. Congratulations on your POTD! #10450200

Lana Arcemont 12/4/2012 6:36:54 AM

Outstanding Capture!
Congratulations on your POTD! #10450207

Nikki McDonald 12/4/2012 6:37:25 AM

Just a wonderful capture in every way, Karen - exposure, focus and best of all subject and expression. Love the combination of cold (snow and the way they are cuddling) and warm (the feeling this gives me inside) :) Congratulations on the POTD. #10450208

Heather Loewenhardt 12/4/2012 6:39:45 AM

What a tender moment you have captured Karen. Congrats on POTD! I live in Saskatchewan, right next door to Manitoba, and I have yet to make it ti Churchill to photograph the polar bears. Definitely on my bucket list. We have a ton of snow this year already. #10450211

Mariann Kovats 12/4/2012 6:40:57 AM

Huge congratulations on this wonderful POTD! Just a wonderful capture! I hope, we'll see this again, Karen! #10450212

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/4/2012 6:53:27 AM

An INCREDIBLE POTD, Karen...WTG!!! :-) k #10450225

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/4/2012 6:55:24 AM

So very sweet, love this Karen. Huge congrats!! #10450228

Stephen Zacker 12/4/2012 7:20:06 AM

Fantastic capture and setting. Congratulations #10450271

Nancy L. Green 12/4/2012 7:36:06 AM

AWESOME capture Karen, CONGRATULATIONS on a wonderful POTD!!! <>< #10450298

Rona L. Schwarz 12/4/2012 8:08:08 AM

WTG, Karen! I remember this - definitely one of my favs and a most wonderful polar bear capture! I also remember your trendy cold weather outfit! Super Congrats on this marvelous POTD! #10450385

Susan Williams 12/4/2012 8:13:01 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Karen. Awesome capture and a well-deserved award! I love this! #10450400

Mary K. Robison 12/4/2012 8:23:11 AM

Exceptional family capture, Karen!
Congratulations on your very well deserved POTD! #10450412

David Hurt 12/4/2012 8:34:06 AM

Congrats on your POTD Karen. #10450423

Daniella Puente 12/4/2012 10:09:13 AM

Amazing and so beautiful photo Karen, congrats on the POTD! #10450513

Maria Coulson 12/4/2012 10:25:51 AM

Huge congratulations on this fabulous POTD! #10450529

Richard B. Hallick 12/4/2012 11:11:58 AM

OUtstanding image, Karen. Congratulations on the well-deserved POTD! #10450584

Debra R. Harder 12/4/2012 11:15:46 AM

Huge congratulations, Karen, on your FABULOUS POTD! This is wonderful! #10450588

Mitch Spence 12/4/2012 11:28:05 AM

An extraordinary sight to see, Karen, and a beautifully captured family group here. They look soft enought to cuddle, but I'm sure that wouldn't be a good idea. Big congratulations on the POTD. #10450607

Jack Gaskin 12/4/2012 12:29:50 PM


Jack #10450770

Jeff Robinson 12/4/2012 3:35:15 PM

Congrats Karen on your Wonderful POTD! #10450981

Kim Andelkovic 12/4/2012 4:27:51 PM

Congrats on such a gorgeous POTD Karen.......awesome capture :-) #10451027

Thomas E. Hinds 12/4/2012 4:30:54 PM

Beautiful image of these amazing creatures, Karen! Congratulations on this POTD! #10451032

Stanley C. Sims 12/4/2012 4:45:59 PM

Big congrats on this cold weather photo. "Brrrrrrrrr" #10451055

R. J. Laudenbacher 12/4/2012 5:51:33 PM

A big congrats on this heartwarming POTD, Karen. I love it! :) #10451121

Suzanne Crawshaw 12/4/2012 6:45:56 PM

Wonderful family photo, congrats on your POTD! #10451258

Jeffrey R. Bange 12/4/2012 7:56:15 PM

Congratulations Karen on a most deserving POTD and I'm sure we will be seeing this one again at the end of the month. #10451324

Craig D. Minton 12/4/2012 10:11:31 PM

Way to go, Karen! #10451394

Amanda D. Austwick 12/5/2012 12:14:08 AM

Wonderful bear family portrait! Congratulations! #10451468

Amanda D. Austwick 12/5/2012 12:14:08 AM

Wonderful bear family portrait! Congratulations! #10451469

Nadia Paul 12/5/2012 2:49:42 AM

Wonderful! Congrats on your POTD Karen. #10451601

Ellen Hodges 12/5/2012 2:27:00 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous POTD, Karen!! #10452454

Nancyj E. Hovey 12/5/2012 3:52:10 PM

OUTSTANDING....Congratulations! 8o) #10452533

Cindy Bendush 12/5/2012 8:17:53 PM

So sweet - a real smile-maker! Congrats on your POTD! #10452773

JudyAnn Rector 12/7/2012 1:04:43 PM

Priceless, Karen...
Congratulations on POTD!! #10454926

Lori Carlson 12/10/2012 4:00:09 AM

Awww, look at this polar portrait!!....too sweet!! Thanks for sharing & big congrats! =) #10458502

Carol L. Fowler 12/27/2012 11:10:46 PM

Wonderful Finalist! Congrats #10481842

Nadia Paul 12/27/2012 11:59:47 PM

Gorgeous Karen - congrats! #10481936

Kathryn Wesserling 12/28/2012 1:18:42 AM

We'll see Gold on this one. #10482061

Ann Coates 12/28/2012 1:23:49 AM

Oh wow, amazing shot. I bet this goes gold too. #10482067

Jeff Robinson 12/28/2012 5:42:09 AM

Congrats Karen on your Finalist! #10482664

Nancy Marie Ricketts 12/28/2012 5:50:15 AM

Congratulations, Karen, on this great finalist! #10482688

Jeffrey R. Bange 12/28/2012 6:03:38 AM

Congratulations Karen on your well deserved finalist photo and best of luck in the next round. #10482723

The Judges at 12/28/2012 8:25:08 AM

Beautiful. #10483308

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/28/2012 8:46:14 AM

Congratulations Karen, a fantastic finalist! #10483383

Sherran Andersen 12/28/2012 10:10:18 AM

Congrats. #10483781

Ellen Hodges 12/28/2012 10:57:29 AM

Huge congrats and best luck on your wonderful finalists, Karen!!! #10484022

Bojan Bencic 12/28/2012 1:44:02 PM

So sweet. Congratulations on your finalist, Karen! #10484803

Randy D. Dinkins 12/28/2012 6:51:37 PM

Great job and perfect re-sub for this MT. Congratulations!!! #10485673

Nikki McDonald 12/28/2012 8:42:02 PM

Just a wonderful Family MT entry, Karen, and one I am thrilled to see again. Added the silver - hope you add a 2nd gold, too. #10485941

Patrick Rouzes 12/29/2012 10:24:40 AM

WOWWWWWWWWW, big congrats Karen!

Lucy Abrao 12/29/2012 2:03:48 PM

Such a cute capture, Karen. Congratulations on this well deserved finalist!
Lucy #10487737

Phyllis H. Burchett 12/30/2012 10:30:50 AM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Karen! #10489573

Michelle Alton 12/31/2012 3:24:44 AM

It was a winner from the moment you pressed the shutter button. Congratulation on this and your other great winner! #10490815

Colette M. Metcalf 12/31/2012 3:30:56 AM

Congrats to you!! #10490834

Mary K. Robison 12/31/2012 3:43:49 AM

Congratulations on your sweet Second Place Gold Winner, Karen! #10490862

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/31/2012 4:32:37 AM

What a delightful winner, Karen!

Debby #10491011

Bojan Bencic 12/31/2012 4:34:20 AM

Love this one. Congratulations again, Karen! #10491018

Joseph T. Pilonero 12/31/2012 5:36:06 AM

Bet this "bearly" missed first, Karen. What a shot to get. Congratulations on the Gold Badge - again! #10491216

Monnie Ryan 12/31/2012 5:40:25 AM

Great job - congratulations on your win, Karen! #10491230

Danny B. Head 12/31/2012 6:07:03 AM

Simply awesome! Congrats! #10491282

Nancy Marie Ricketts 12/31/2012 6:13:40 AM

Congratulations Karen, on your GOLD win! #10491303

Susan Williams 12/31/2012 6:17:15 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved Gold, Karen! #10491315

Phyllis H. Burchett 12/31/2012 6:22:49 AM

Congrats on this wonderful winner Karen! #10491332

Kathryn Wesserling 12/31/2012 7:02:14 AM

Karen - how wonderful that this terrific image got a Gold. It wouldn't be a Winner's List if you weren't on it.

Looking forward to a 2013 full of your images. Happy New Year. #10491429

Jeffrey R. Bange 12/31/2012 7:11:21 AM

Congratulations Karen on your well deserved gold, in my opinion it should have gotten first place. #10491450

Memoriee G. Sconce 12/31/2012 7:21:28 AM

Congrats on these guys.
Memoriee #10491470

Bill Currier 12/31/2012 7:32:17 AM

Wow what a fantastic family portrait! Congrats on your Gold. Just wonderful. I also wish you a most healthy and prosperous 2013. #10491508

Stephen Zacker 12/31/2012 8:11:56 AM

Fantastic! Congratulations #10491679

Thomas E. Hinds 12/31/2012 8:35:49 AM

Beautiful Winner, Karen! Congratulations! #10491765

Debra R. Harder 12/31/2012 8:55:47 AM

This is priceless, Karen! Huge congratulations on another EXCELLENT GOLD WINNER!! #10491821

Mary Beth Aiello 12/31/2012 9:44:32 AM

No surprise here, Karen. Another huge congrats on another beautiful GOld. #10491945

Amanda D. Austwick 12/31/2012 12:25:03 PM

Congratulations on the Gold, for this wonderful Polar Bear Family photo!!! #10492404

Randy D. Dinkins 12/31/2012 1:01:36 PM

This one had gold all over it, too cute. Congratulations!! #10492516

Anita Hogue 12/31/2012 2:59:03 PM

A sweet and beautiful family portrait! Congratulations, Karen! #10492688

Richard B. Hallick 12/31/2012 4:50:01 PM

Congratlations, Karen. A real winning portrait. #10492873

Lucy Abrao 12/31/2012 6:59:36 PM

Congrats, Karen. A well deserved gold.
Lucy #10493036

Nadia Paul 12/31/2012 7:29:21 PM

Congrats on a well deserved winner Karen! #10493074

Ujjwal Mukherjee 12/31/2012 7:59:30 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous Winner,Karen!! Love this image!! #10493105

Andre Larose 1/1/2013 5:34:52 AM

WTG Karen! Congratulations on this spectacular capture! Well deserved!

André #10493559

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/1/2013 7:45:31 AM

Sooo sweet Karen..congrats on this adorable 2nd Place Gold Winner!

Happy New Year!

jo ann c. #10493764

Ann Lyssenko 1/2/2013 5:29:25 PM

Wonderful! Congratulations on being a winner. Ann #10496263

Mary L. Olson 1/3/2013 9:20:26 AM

wonderful image!! Congratulations on your Gold winner. #10497338

Cindy Bendush 1/4/2013 4:20:30 PM

So PRECIOUS Karen! Congratulations again! #10499610

Carla Capra 1/6/2013 11:30:21 AM

This is outstanding and amazingly beautiful. Congratulations! #10502035

Renee Doyle 1/6/2013 5:53:09 PM

So adorable!! Congratulations on this wonderful winner Karen!! #10502654

Rona L. Schwarz 1/6/2013 9:41:14 PM

So glad to see this fabulous capture again, Karen! One of my favorites and so deserving of another GOLD Winner! Huge Congrats! #10502940

Merna L. Nobile 1/20/2013 12:57:13 PM

January is a month of reflection for me, I remember how privileged I was to observe all the outstanding work and beautiful photographs of the past year. For the last time this year, I would be honored to congratulate you for your spectacular work and willingness to share with all of us, Happy New Year, Merna Nobile

Richard D. Love 3/25/2013 11:20:34 AM

Congratulations, Karen. Perfect timing and exposure!

Rick #10623375

Karen Celella 4/18/2013 11:00:11 AM

I really appreciate the time and energy it takes to send these very kind and supportive words. Thank you all very much! #10658129

Patricia A. Casey 8/14/2013 7:46:37 AM

Congratulations on the 'SNAPSHOT' placement of this photo today, Karen....still tugs at my heartstrings....wonderful! #10807775

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This polar bear family at Hudson Bay, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, would like to visit us here on Long Island today, as the thermometer says it's 17 degree's!

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