November 20, 2010

Polar Bear Country: Portraits

Whew, this series was a lot of work! But it was well worth it if it inspires you and reaffirms your deep appreciation of natural beauty. Maybe you can put a visit to Churchill on your bucket list to see these amazing creatures yourself someday. If not, now you have experienced a “virtual” journey! Please consider this photo expedition as my gift to you, my dear blogging friends.

As a final remembrance, here are some of my special portraits of Ursus maritimus.

Face-to-face, pressing noses...

An aerial view…

Sheer joy…

A welcome to polar world…

A bow to the winter season…

A loving momma bear…

A graceful walk through the snow…

And spending time with a good friend.


  1. Wow. I can't say enough how amazed I am at your pictures and experience Donna. You're one very lucky lady!

  2. That first one is amazing. You've done an awesome job with the polar bears. I look forward to what you have in store for us next.

  3. Thank you so much for such a wonderful "virtual" vacation. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

  4. You've put together an amazing series.

  5. It has been sheer pleasure seeing your series of polar bear pictures. They are such amazing creatures and you captured them beautifully. I thank you for sharing your experience with us.

  6. They really are very expressive creatures and I've enjoyed these photos and your captions very much.

  7. Beautiful! Thanks for taking us on tour with you!

  8. Thank you for working so hard to give us a little glimpse of the world of polar bears. I thorougly enjoyed every post!!

  9. Awesome, Donna! I love that you share with us. So, where are we going next, and when do we leave? :)

    Have a blessed Sunday. ((hugs))

  10. These were SO Gorgeous Donna! Thanks for taking us along for the ride!!!
    I'm with Sally....Where we going Next??Hahaaa

  11. They-Are-Gorgeous! And naturally, the photos can't display their "hugeness" and look of power, I'm sure. Wow!!!

  12. Dear Donna, you commented in my blog; "You can resize your pictures on Yes, it works for a mac!"

    I have a feeling, that you've told me this info, before... And I was too dense to notice. -sigh- If so, please forgive my denseness!!!! [I'll say it's due to age. -grin-]

    Anyway, I went and joined and have much to learn. But thank you! Gracious me, thank you. That "Mac Issue" has been a sticking-point, with what others have told me of.

    And I do love my Mac! -pout- :-)))))

    So, I can learn how to "do" this re-sizing! Tomorrow! My brain is kind of fried right now, for learning anything. :-)

    Gentle hugs..........

  13. Donna, Perfect pictures of the polar bears!!They are such beautiful creatures for sure. I love their eyes. That first picture I just love!! You are so fortunte to have gone to see them. I am jealous. Maybe some day I'll get to go see them. Thanks so much for sharing them with all of us!


  14. Wow. Just WOW. It's incredible how much personality they have, and how you've captured it! Just incredible! I love that first shot so much, I'd just love to kiss and hug him. I hope Mr. Jim or you are putting together a polar bear slideshow with music, and that when it's done you'll post it!

  15. beautiful and amazing animals aren't they? love the photos too. great job. what an experience for you!!!


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