May 18, 2014

White on White

Photograph by Jongsung Ryu, National Geographic Your Shot

Nearly camouflaged in his habitat, a polar bear surveys his surroundings. Cold doesn't bother these Arctic predators: Two layers of fur and thick fat act as superb insulation, even in subzero temperatures.

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60 comments
farabiah putri
farabiah putri

hahaha.. it's cute pose... love you polar bear..

Marc Brulard
Marc Brulard

Beautiful polar bear. 

BUT "enjoying", "resting" or "relaxing" are not the good captions for this photo. Moreover, the description of this photo "Nearly camouflaged in his habitat, a polar bear surveys his surroundings." makes me sick, the fact that this bear is living in captivity is OBVIOUS.

No blame to the photographer, the shot itself is good and the pose if funny. But you need to tell the truth about it, standing in a zoo shooting behind a steel fence is very different from being with the bear in his habitat.


Sharing such a photo and allowing this lying description makes me really sad about National Geographic...


Please correct the description.

Wasim Gul
Wasim Gul

Very well taken .......bear enjoying

Susan S.
Susan S.

Beautiful image and pose!

Khai Do
Khai Do

if only we got such and such

Kandias Overton
Kandias Overton

Where was this taken? It looks like a zoo. The rocks appear painted white with cracks clearly visiable.


Madhumita Pal
Madhumita Pal

Amazing pic !!! seems like the bear is meditating with a smile on his/her face :)

ChunKun Wang
ChunKun Wang

Nice pic.


The polar bear looks so relaxing

Janice H.
Janice H.

Lovely, looks like he is getting photographed for his latest cover of a magazine!      Magnificent animal apparently loving his surroundings and just "chilling out".        Such a great photo!

Ariel Rasdas
Ariel Rasdas

Very nice shot! Seemingly pondering about its future with the loss of its habitat.

Vonne Pitcher
Vonne Pitcher

Superb shot - makes me feel colder just looking at it!

Nancy Goldsen
Nancy Goldsen

how sad that this creature and it's environment will not be here for generations to enjoy seeing..(IN PICS) because of our abuse of the planet...

it is beautiful

Akshata Shagoti
Akshata Shagoti

Polar bear is so beautifully merged with the background. Love the shapes.Well shot !!!

Tim Dobbings
Tim Dobbings

Looks like he or she has been catching enough to eat. Which I worry about with global warming.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

A truly magnificent animal with a far away look in its eyes, and seemingly posing for a really beautiful picture. The impact of white on white here with the cold green water added is fantastic, and also pleasing to me. So many words, so few to cover this shot.  j.e.s.........

Roberta  Whitacre
Roberta Whitacre

Wonderful, beautiful photo of a King or Queen sitting on their throne; it touched me deeply.

Sandy Wilt
Sandy Wilt

This is one of the best shots I have seen. I love it! Congratulation's on a job well done!

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