Photo: Polar Bear Habitat Churchill Manitoba

The Polar Bear has an extremely good sense of smell and sight and when something unusual is spotted in his habitat in Churchill, Manitoba, he will be the first to notice.

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Polar Bear Habitat Churchill Manitoba
Photo of a Polar Bear on alert in his natural habitat in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area in Manitoba, Canada.

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Across the barren landscape of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area along the Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, a Polar Bear senses something above and is not sure whether to hang around or make a run for it. These animals can run if need be but they usually prefer to walk at their own leisurely pace as even in the coldest months of winter, a Polar Bear can easily get overheated.

A Polar Bear is not scared of anything in the wild as they are at the top of the food chain in the Arctic region but the threat of humans in their habitat is another subject for these animals. Once in a while they may back away from one of their own species but humans are their biggest threat besides the changing climate around the Hudson Bay.

Scientists and researchers are worried about global warming and the effect it will have on the Polar Bears in their natural habitat around Churchill, Manitoba. As the sea ice continually keeps shrinking, the Polar Bears will find less to eat, their average size will decrease and the chances of cub survival become less. A population decline of twenty-two percent around the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba has become apparent since the early years of the 1980s.

As this Polar Bear strolls near the shores of the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba, making sure that no danger is lurking, nothing would make him happier than having the area freeze over so hunting seals becomes easy. A feat that a Polar Bear does not have too much trouble with as they await their next meal by the holes in the ice where the seals come up for air.

Polar Bear, Ursus maritimus, in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, Hudson Bay, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 400mm.

Polar Bear Habitat Churchill Manitoba
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