Isolation On Ice
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
A preview of life ahead? Nancy took this picture in early November. After more than a month of waiting, the Hudson Bay ice off the coast of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area is starting to fill in. In another week or two, all of the polar bears around Churchill will be gone. They will return to their solitary existance of hunting mostly ringed and bearded seals out on Hudson Bay. Adult males have been known to kill mature male walruses and beluga whales, but even they prefer easier prey. They spend half their time hunting, but are only 10% to 20% successful.
After catching a seal, mature bears tend to eat only the calorie-rich skin and blubber, letting younger bears eat the protein-rich meat. This strategy is similar to that of the mature male brown bears with salmon, as we described in Brown Bear and Salmon.
Photographic details: Canon EOS 30D camera w/ EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens set at 400mm. Flash was not used. At ISO 800, camera was set for 1/640 second on shutter priority with +1 stop exposure compensation, resulting in an aperture of f/6.3. Exposure was increased another stop in post-processing.
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