Walking Hibernation

Equipment Info
Canon EOS 10D
400mm / f/11 / 1/350 sec. / ISO 100
State/Province/Region
International
Nearest Area
Wapusk NP
Town
Churchill
Notes

Canon EOS 10D; Canon EF 70-200mm +2x @ 400mm; handheld; RAW capture: f/11 @ 1/350 sec, -1EV, ISO 100; Manual exposure; Evaluative metering; Manual WB

Description

Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) sleep, but they do not hibernate. Rather they engage in what is known as walking hibernation, and can easily be aroused. They only congregate near Churchill, Manitoba, in Fall, just before the Hudson Bay freezes over.

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Date Added
November 15, 2019
Date Taken
November 8, 2004