March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015

Catch of the Day

Photograph by Yoh Fong Chan, National Geographic Your Shot

“The polar bears were usually playing, sleeping, and sometimes nursing,” writes Your Shot member Yoh Fong Chan of observing the bears in Kaktovik, Alaska. “They were hanging out near the shore during this time of the year, waiting for the sea to freeze before they could go out hunting for seals. On this very rare occasion, this bear came proudly from the horizon with its catch of the day.” Chan, who had long dreamed of photographing polar bears in the wild, says patience and endurance were important. “It was bitterly cold out there. As with most wildlife photography, hours were spent observing and waiting to capture that one special moment.”

Chan's image was recently featured in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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17 comments
G. Smith
G. Smith

Wow! That would be a scary shot... right next to the polar bears. I agree Joe, another rare shot

Todd Brown
Todd Brown

Great photo from the northern edge of ANWR, how far from the Waldo Arms were you when you took this shot?  No one ever accidentally ends up on Katovik, I hope you had packed many layers of warm clothes.

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

Beautiful especially with the baby peaking through the wings.  Their fur is  warm white  while the bird and the snow is cold white.  

Richard Gillaspie
Richard Gillaspie

May the Creator keep them,


despite the destructive impact of humanity.

Jim H.
Jim H.

@Richard Gillaspie Richard,,What about the poor bird?  Where is his "Creator"???


...and excuse me,,Aren't you one of those "Humans" with an electric computer and blanket ?


Nice picture Yoh.Chan

Todd Brown
Todd Brown

@Jim H. @Richard Gillaspie It is the circle of life, carnivores are not evil, they just hunt for food.  This is not the same as humans that go out and shoot deer just for antlers to mount of the wall.

As far as the destructive impact of humanity the question isn't as much about if you drive a car as much as do you drive a 10 mpg SUV alone or carpool in a 40+ mpg economy car.

I dislike your holier than thou attitude, why are you throwing stones at someone you have never met, looking the mirror first.  Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Rhea Nagpal
Rhea Nagpal

Yohfong Chan -> Killer shot... So so beautiful....!!! Keep exploring n sharing the world thru your camera lens.. x


Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

They are such magnificent creatures and amazing photograph! 

Klaas Stoppels
Klaas Stoppels

What a beautiful capture. Respect for the time, effort, patience and soul you put into this shot!.

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