Journey to Churchill

Finally after a number of visits I was able to capture a polar bear in their large pool. Granted just one but any number is better than staring at an empty pool and photographing the reflections from people passing through the exhibit.

Polar Bears are the only bear species to be considered marine mammals. In fact the Latin name for Polar Bear, Ursus maritimus, means maritime bear. This is because they depend on the ocean for their food and habitat.

This bear was swimming slowly around the pool with even a visit to the empty screen of the seal channel.

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Taken October 18, 2019.

Posted by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 10/20/19 20:41
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 10/20/19 20:42

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 10/20/19 20:43

Even the seal channel(seal all the time) never stopped the lone polar bear in its slow swim in the bear pool.

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 10/20/19 20:44

the water was a little murky

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 10/23/19 21:00

bear overhead

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 10/23/19 21:01

deep dive

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 10/23/19 21:02

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sat, 10/26/19 19:42

not really one bear but I thought this from this Saturday's visit to the Journey to Churchill was worth inclusion

two bears in their pool being really aggressive with each other

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