YAWN Waking up on the tundra.

© Emile Abbott

YAWN Waking up on the tundra.

Tiia Vissak 2/11/2013 1:13:42 PM

a cool scene! #1514156

Colette M. Metcalf 2/11/2013 2:42:16 PM

Wonderful capture, Emile!!!! #10563984

Ellen Hodges 2/11/2013 3:05:30 PM

Absolutely fantastic and colorful image, Emile! Must have been a wonderful experience!! #10564002

Stan Kwasniowski 2/11/2013 3:11:45 PM

Emile,, that was some trip, you go awesome images #10564009

Rony Sagy 2/11/2013 3:25:22 PM

Fantastic composition, colors and clarity. What a super image. #10564029

Robert R. Goodman 2/11/2013 3:57:45 PM

Hi Emile,Absolutely beautiful my friend.Speak about wide open space.A winner in my books!!!!! #10564057

Carol L. Fowler 2/11/2013 7:00:57 PM

Wonderful presentation! #10564263

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/11/2013 8:58:49 PM

it's not really divided in half due to the pink sky on top, Emile!

Gorgeous image!
Debby #10564373

Terry Cervi 2/11/2013 9:41:17 PM

I was going to say the same thing as Debby regarding the pink layer in the sky. It's a beautiful capture, Emile!
#10564450

Heather Loewenhardt 2/12/2013 1:03:09 AM

You certainly had the experience of a lifetime. I love the colours. #10564566

Chris Schlosser 2/12/2013 3:53:27 AM

Very nice Emile! Really let's the viewer appreciate how large the area was. Like the contrast of the snow and sky also. #10564710

Anita Hogue 2/12/2013 4:35:29 AM

WOW, I love the colors too! A gorgeous capture, Emile! #10564769

Joy Rector 2/12/2013 5:19:21 AM

fantastic #10564848

Michelle Alton 2/12/2013 5:51:13 AM

How lucky you were to have SEEN this scene, let alone to have been able to photograph it. I must might tone down the blues a bit, An extraordinary photo. #10564897

Emile Abbott 2/12/2013 7:04:20 AM

Thank you all Tiia, Colette, Ellen, Stan, Rony, Bobby, Carol, Debby, Terry, Heather, Chris, Anita, Joy and Michelle. #10564983

Phyllis A. Houghton 2/12/2013 10:34:49 PM

Hi Emile! Nice to be back!! I would have composed this the same way as nothing can be cut out. Great detail in the bear, great colors and vastness. Another unique polar bear image. I hope to catch up in a few days! #10565896

Emile Abbott 2/13/2013 7:26:14 AM

Thanks Phyllis. #10566489

Marijana Fajgl 2/13/2013 1:04:59 PM

Looks unreal to me, in the best way! Amazing capture, Emile! #10566887

Emile Abbott 2/13/2013 3:30:24 PM

Thanks Marijana. #10566999

Nancy L. Green 2/15/2013 1:00:07 PM

I have always heard there are no hard and fast rules with photography, VERY well done Emile!!! <>< #10569625

Emile Abbott 2/18/2013 1:56:13 PM

I know and agree Nancy. thanks my friend. #10573817

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 2/18/2013 5:25:08 PM

Beautiful image and colors Emile!,
Amalia #10574046

Emile Abbott 2/19/2013 12:59:10 PM

Thanks Amalia. #10575271

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Description

Taken in the early morning of Nov. 21, 2006 I caught this polar bear yawning as he had just awakened. I do not usually take a capture divided into halves but due to the tones in the early morning sky and to show the texture and perspective of this vast tundra with the bear for size, I composed in this manner. I have many close up of bears and this was more about the landscape at dawn. Comment appreciated for or against are welcome

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 75.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 20D

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