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Bago maltaw
Green Dream
Entry to the Temple of the Tooth
Xunantunich lizard
End of the Line
Iceland's Midnight Sun
Fleurs, Aix en Provence, France
Into the Distance
Xunantunich Pyramid
Multitude
Leopard up a tree in Tanzania
Polar Bear Encounter
California coast
Tribal
Edinburgh Sunset, from Calton Hill
Golden Gate Bridge at night
The Arno with Duomo and Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy
Standing Gaurd
The Wanaka Tree
A tribal mother and child
Cathedral basilica metropolitana of Barcelona
A giraffe with a friend
Prism
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Polar Bear Encounter

For almost 40 minutes, I couldn’t even see the bear. Apparently, it was sleeping curled up in a ball. The ship has to approach the bear very, very, slowly so as not to disturb it. My frustration was growing and I couldn’t help but think “I’m not even going to see this bear and it’s the last one we are going to see”. But, as you do with wildlife, you wait. And wait. And wait. And wait. Finally, the ship crept closer and the bear approached us.

TAGS: Arctic, Greenland, Wildlife

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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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© Elissa Title.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2017
Total Views: 13
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2017, 1:37 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2000
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO160
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