Polar Bear Cubs: Hungry Teenagers
Shot on Location:
Churchill, Hudsom Bay, Canada, November 2008 with the Canon 1Ds Mark III, 800mm f/4 and 1.4x TC II
See the amazing polar bears of Hudson Bay.
Hudson Bay freezes over each year between late October and mid- November and the Hudson Bay bears migrate to the shoreline during this period, returning from the south where they've spend their summer months.
The frozen bay enables the famished polar bears to hunt for their favorite meal - fur seals who feed under the ice and rest on ice floes. The thin and hungry bears haven't eaten in four months.
During the time that they wait for the bay to freeze over, the bears burrow themselves into the snow to stay warm and to conserve precious energy. The wide expanse of snow, sometimes shielded by snow flurries, makes it difficult to spot these bears, tiny dots of pale yellow in this surreal landscape.
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