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Photo: Polar Bear Weather Hudson Bay Churchill Manitoba

The snowy weather around the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba is what this Polar Bear thrives on as he stands atop a ridge scoping us out.

As true winter weather begins to fall around the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba, this Polar Bear begins to liven up as he knows that the big freeze is upon him and that means feeding time. Standing atop an ice covered ridge, the Polar Bear keeps a close watch on us and is prepared at any given moment to defend himself.

A Polar Bear thrives in the cold weather and keeps warm with its thick layer of blubber and fur that insulates it from the winter climate. The cream or white colored coat of a Polar Bear provides them with excellent camouflage as the snow begins to get deeper and cover the entire landscape.

As he treks across the tundra and the frozen ice that encompasses the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba, the stiff hairs on the pads of his paws make for superb traction. This grip is very important while staying on the ice or getting back on from a frosty swim in the chilly waters of the Hudson Bay. ... continue below the picture...


Polar Bear Weather Hudson Bay Churchill Manitoba

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Polar Bear Weather Hudson Bay Churchill Manitoba
Photo of a Polar Bear standing atop the rock cliffs enjoying the weather around the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba.

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Once they begin their feeding frenzy on ringed seals, walruses or whales, their body weight increases immensely and prepares them for the summer months. As the weather continues to get colder around Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba and the Polar Bear bulks up, an adult male can reach anywhere from 770 pounds up to and sometimes more than 1500 pounds. The females only grow to be about half the size of the males but if they are pregnant they easily double their own size.

Polar Bear watching is very exciting around the Hudson Bay and if given the chance, be sure to venture out into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area before the winter weather takes over. Many tundra buggy tours are available, but try and book in advance as seats fill up fairly quickly. Seeing a Polar Bear in its natural environment is a memory that will be locked in forever.

Polar Bear, Ursus maritimus, peering over a ridge in the tundra near the shores of 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/5.0, exposure time of 1/640 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 300mm.

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Polar Bear Weather Hudson Bay Churchill Manitoba
The snowy weather around the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba is what this Polar Bear thrives on as he stands atop a ridge scoping us out.
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