Show us your polar bears...
Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:19 PM
"Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you." - African proverb.
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:17 AM
It was during this trip that I vowed to never go to a cold place again and it wasn't even that cold.
Back in the day of the Canon 40D with a Canon 500mm f4 lens.
iso 400, 1/2000, f/8.0
Same trip with a Canon 1DMarkIIN and probably the Canon 100-400
iso1600, 1/500, f/7.1 at 280mm
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:42 PM
We got them coming and going...somewhere in the Northwest Passage of the Canadian Arctic August 2013.
Taken by Dave from the main deck with Canon 7D
My shot from the monkey deck with Panasonic DMC-ZS20
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:21 PM
The first pic is the best pic of a polar bear I was able to snap---of course I wish the polar bears had swam around the boat doing water aerobics (which has happened, they can be quite curious) but I was perfectly content watching them through binoculars caring less about the ship and working the pack ice to find a napping seal. None of these are going to make it into National Geographic but trying to keep steady on the deck of a ship, find the polar bear in your binoculars and then re-find it in your camera lens ain't easy all the while your eyes are teary due to the wind coming off the ice! We spotted a total of six bears, some ringed seals, walruses and reindeer in the Svalbard Islands. It was really beautiful:
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