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Photo: Polar Bear Food Hudson Bay Churchill

Food is the main train of thought for a Polar Bear when the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba freezes over.

After Hudson Bay freezes over, the Polar Bear is on the hunt for food and this adult finds his search successful as he chews on a carcass from a seal. The Polar Bear has been sleeping for many months, so when winter finally arrives in Churchill, Manitoba, food is the number one item on a bears agenda.

A seal does not have much of a chance for survival when a Polar Bear lurks above and he will more than likely become the next meal. Polar Bears stand on top of the ice by a seal's breathing hole and once they pop their heads up for air, the Polar Bear quickly snatches them up.

A Polar Bear is the largest species of bear and can weigh up to 1100 pounds so a seal is not much of a match for this massive mammal. One swat across the head of the prey by a Polar Bear can easily kill it or at least severely harm it.

After a successful kill, the food is torn, ripped up and pulled apart by using their large teeth. ... continue below the picture...


Polar Bear Food Hudson Bay Churchill

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Polar Bear Food Hudson Bay Churchill
Photo of a Polar Bear chewing on some food that he has managed to capture in Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba in Canada.

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... The meat from the seal is not eaten by the Polar Bear, just the skin, fat and internal organs.

While touring throughout the Churchill Wildlife Management Area in Hudson Bay, Manitoba, it's possible to see this type of behavior from a Polar Bear, so if you have a weak stomach, you may want to look in the other direction. This is their natural environment and their food supply is an important factor in keeping this massive animal alive and healthy.

Polar Bear, Ursus maritimus, with a seal carcass, Hudson Bay, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/4.5, exposure time of 1/1000 sec. on ISO 400, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 300mm.

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Polar Bear Food Hudson Bay Churchill
Food is the main train of thought for a Polar Bear when the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba freezes over.
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