Migrating Polar Bear mother and cubs, Churchill, Manitoba

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C. Michael Hogan on November 18, 2008

A mother Polar Bear is followed by her two cubs across a willow-dwarf birch scrubland at the western edge of Hudson Bay. These bears are moving deliberately toward the rapidly forming sea ice pack, seen in the image background. At the extreme image top is unfrozen water of Hudson Bay. The 2008 icing is occurring at a later time than normal, leading to unusually high hunger stress for this Churchill Ursus maritimus population.

waura on September 11, 2009

Michael applauses for this Photo and also for the explanations !!! waura > > 11.9.2009

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 18, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by C. Michael Hogan
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
    • Taken on 2008/11/15 19:37:28
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 28.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash