Teaching survival

Uploaded: November 03, 2015


This mother Polar bear was teaching her cub one of the survival skill on the tundra. They have yet to get to the edge of the frozen Hudson Bay where the seals live and are their main food source. Until they get there they must find any food they can and here they are digging up seaweed to eat. To keep the snow and tundra white I shot with +1ev and used cloudy white balance, ISO 400, f/8 & 1/640.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 20D


Lindley Johnson level-classic November 03, 2015

A terrific image and a great story, Emile. #1641607

frank w. degenhardt level-classic November 03, 2015

They eat what they can and its getting harder and harder for them with the climate problem. A beautiful look at these marvelous animals. It they listen to Mom they have a chance. #11394905

Terry Cervi level-classic November 03, 2015

Such a fantastic capture, Emile!! #11394909

Leslie McLain level-deluxe November 03, 2015

Fantastic capture, Emile. #11394942

Mary K. Robison November 04, 2015

Excellent capture, Emile, and very interesting information about the bears' eating habits. #11394971

Emile Abbott level-deluxe November 04, 2015

Thanks Frank, lindley, Terry, Leslie and Mary. #11395040

John Connolly November 04, 2015

It doesn't sound like much of a feed Emile! A wonderful find and capture, she is a good Mom! #11395096

Emile Abbott level-deluxe November 04, 2015

Thanks John #11395123

Marijana Fajgl level-classic November 06, 2015

I guess they will have to adjust more and more if the global warming continues. Great capture, Emile. #11395930

Emile Abbott level-deluxe November 07, 2015

Thanks again Marijana, #11396152

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