Polar Bear In Rocks

This polar bear was cruising the rocks in Churchill Manitoba. Had a bit of late afternoon light on him. The Hudson Bay is in the background.

Pertinent technical details or techniques to help others learn:

7D Mark 2 with 500 f4 and 1.4 TC at f5.6 1/1000 Handheld.

Standard processing with Lightroom and Photoshop.

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Clean and bright with a non-distracting background. I like the patterns of snow on the rocks.

I like your composition with the patterns of snow and rock in the FG. The bear shows up well against the gray water…Jim

The bear is really well separated from its surroundings. What beautiful animals they are!!!

Great detail in the bear plus an “unusual” foreground very nice indeed!

One animal I have never seen and would love to. I like this image a lot. The snow really adds to it.

Ed, I love the snow-covered rocks. I think the mix of white and brown tones make for a much more interesting environment.


Great setting and wonderful capture, the foreground is as interesting as the subject.

I’m jealous of this one! Those orange rocks are a really cool addition, as I think it helps make it a very different image from most polar bear shots. Well done!