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Weekly Photo Challenge: Down


As in lying down.  I happened to get this photo this morning at the San Diego Zoo.  The first time I walked by the Polar Bear enclosure, they were nowhere to be found.  The second pass had this guy up and playing around and then eating.  Then he was plum tuckered out and had to take a nap.  Unfortunately, the subject of this challenge also reminds me that the polar bear numbers are also down and we don’t seem to be moving very fast to save them – hopefully we will wake up as quickly as this big boy will.

Down but not out?

I apologize for the political note but I hate to think of a world where these creatures are gone.

23 responses

  1. dianne - life as i see it

    this is wonderful, beautiful image

    February 17, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    • Thanks Dianne – Polar Bears are majestic animals.

      February 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm

  2. I love visiting zoos with camera in hand! Aquariums can be magical as well… This guy looks relaxed! Great interpretation!

    February 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    • Thanks Mandy! I always have a camera when I go to the zoo these days. There is always some unexpected shot that you don’t want to miss.

      February 17, 2012 at 4:55 pm

  3. Northern Narratives

    Nice photo and I also worry about the polar bears.

    February 17, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    • Thanks. They are a treasure I hope we don’t lose.

      February 18, 2012 at 9:17 am

  4. i love your political note and the photo is stunning

    February 18, 2012 at 12:40 am

    • Thanks Jo – this was just a little guy – but spectacular in his own right

      February 18, 2012 at 9:17 am

      • Aren’t they ALL spectacular Scott, the little guys sometimes more so ???

        February 18, 2012 at 10:16 am

      • You got that right!!

        February 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

  5. Amar Naik

    though he is lying down, his ears must be open

    http://amarnaik.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/weekly-photo-challenge-down/

    February 18, 2012 at 8:08 am

    • Thanks Amar! I hope we all keep our ears and minds open to challenges such as the one these animals face.

      February 18, 2012 at 9:21 am

  6. Don’t like to imagine a world without them.

    February 18, 2012 at 11:03 am

  7. I love these animals. Ok…I love all animals. It is sad to see their decline.

    February 18, 2012 at 11:23 am

    • Jennifer – I feel the same way. Its one of the reason I love wildlife photography – getting to know the subjects a little and hopefully bringing their beauty to others that my not have the same opportunity to see them.

      February 18, 2012 at 11:37 am

  8. What a great photo and message. It’s sad to see how the polar bears are being driven towards extinction.

    February 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    • Thanks Ann. Hopefully we will recognize the issue for all animals soon!

      February 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm

  9. Jackie Cangro

    He might be a “little guy” but his paws are certainly huge!
    I’m with you – I hope that we can do something to save this majestic creature in the wild.
    Any thoughts about traveling to photograph them in their natural habitat?

    February 19, 2012 at 6:16 am

    • We almost signed up for a snowmobile tour in Norway to go see them but we couldn’t swing it at that time. We may still get there in the future.

      February 19, 2012 at 9:24 am

  10. Great capture…

    February 21, 2012 at 3:33 pm

  11. Great post. SO meaningful & beautiful. No one can imagine a world without polar bear. Best wishes to you.

    February 21, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    • Thanks Arindam. Nice to have you here!

      February 22, 2012 at 11:11 am

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