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Show us your polar bears...

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Please include when and where taken, tech specs and any other pertinent details about the sighting. Likewise, any advice for others planning a polar bear safari. Thanks. Matt.

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Central Park, New York. It was hot.

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This was taken in 2009 in Churchill from one of the tundra buggies. It was a cold, beautiful, sunny day.

 

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

 

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Same trip with a Canon 1DMarkIIN and probably the Canon 100-400

iso1600, 1/500, f/7.1 at 280mm

 

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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

 

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My shot from the monkey deck with Panasonic DMC-ZS20

 

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Awesome shots everyone. Add this trip to my bucket list...

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Oops I didn't realise there was a topic just for polar bears. In any case, here is my contribution! Taken in Churchill, Manitoba :)

 

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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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