17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Magical setting at the Pole
A young white bear from Manitoba while lazily enjoying a soft snowfall. It is morning in Hudson Bay, Canada, and the bear has just woken up.
I succeeded in capturing it at an extreme temperature (-26 °), in a surreal silence, after observing its habits for a few days.
The polar bear spends most of its time sleeping and lounging in the snow. It only moves when it's hungry.
To hunt its favorite prey – the seal – it is willing to walk hundreds of miles. Its refined nose allows the bear to sneak up on its prey when the seal rises to the surface to breathe.
Photo of the Day: 03.09.20
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||Nov. 30, 2019, 5:29 a.m.