- Leaping Bear
This shot was taken a few seconds after the previous image.
The bear suddenly realized that he was way too close to the ship for
his comfort, and took off at full speed (all the while, keeping one
wary eye on us.) This image caught him mid-leap as he was crossing
narrow leads in the ice. One interesting thing to note is that the
bear now appears to be completely dry! Only seconds before, this bear
had been swimming. A coat that sheds water this quickly is one of
the many amazing adaptations that allows the polar bear to reign as
the king of arctic predators.
Camera: Nikon F100
Lens: Nikkor 80-400 VR
Film: Fuji Provia 400F
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