Polar Bear Pictures

Photo gallery of polar bear pictures, mostly from the Churchill, Manitoba area, photographed by professional photographer Rolf Hicker.

As the largest and top land predator in the world, the polar bear should have nothing to fear, however it has become the icon of global warming because of habitat depletion due to the melting Arctic Sea ice. In 2008 the polar bear was declared an endangered species in the USA, however, in Canada it was only given the status of "Species of Special Concern" regardless of predictions that by 2050 two thirds of the polar bear population will have disappeared from the earth.

Here you can find great scientifc information facts about polar bears

A bear which has evolved and adapted to its specific ecological niche (environment), the Polar Bear is completely at home on the ice, or in the water, and is insulted against the extreme cold. ...More information below photos...




Wildlife around the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba is plentiful and this beautiful photo of a Polar Bear shows how...
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The magnificent polar bear is one species of wildlife which is right at home in the arctic environment of northern...
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A large polar bear drinks from a still ice-free pond near the shores of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada.
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A Polar Bear (sometimes known as a sea bear) looks directly at the camera as it walks on the icy fringes of Hudson...
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A Polar Bear upon a frozen lake along...
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About as close up to a polar bear as...
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During the onset of winter in...
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The natural habitat of the majestic...
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Small by polar bear standards, this...
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A Polar Bear family consisting of a...
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A polar bear, only 11 months old, is...
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With a peculiar side step and a...
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A Polar Bear explores its habitat in...
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An Arctic Polar Bear walks on the icy...
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Polar bears are the world's largest...
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The Polar Bear, Ursus maritimus,...
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Global warming and climate change...
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Through early ice break up in arctic...
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A cute Polar Bear statue is one of...
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A native animal to the arctic regions...
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A mother Polar Bear does not let her...
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A meal of Ringed Seals is just what...
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The arrival of winter has begun as an...
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A cute baby Polar Bear in the...
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A Polar Bear creates a barricade...
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A tired Polar Bear rests atop the...
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A bright green sign is a warning to...
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For a dangerous type of animal, this...
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A massive Polar Bear statue, named...
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A growling Polar Bear wards off any...
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...Continue gallery information: Because of its relationship with the ocean in that it spends a lot of time out at sea - polar bears are classified as marine mammals.

Their bodies are insulated by approximately 10cm of blubber which they build up during the winter months when they journey out onto the ice to feed on ringed seals. This is why the arctic sea ice is so vital to their survival. Each year large numbers of polar bears gather on the shores of Hudson Bay in Manitoba to await the big freeze - one of the first places for ice to build up. Once the fringes of the bay are frozen enough to hold their weight, it acts like a platform from which to catch their prey.

Polar Bears are fascinating but also very dangerous. A great location to see polar bears is in Churchill in Northern Manitoba in Canada. Tundra tours depart from the town of Churchill and take visitors into the wildlife management area where the polar bears congregate. The specially built tundra buggies are a safe way to experience the polar bears in their own habitat and are fully equipped with a washroom.

Here are some of our polar bear pictures, taken on the edge of the Hudson Bay near Churchill.

Please make sure to see our other bear selections:

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