A polar bear shakes off after a long back-rub against some fresh arctic snow, near Churchill, Canada, as it awaits the formation of ice on Hudson Bay and the opportunity to hunt seals. Canon 7D + Canon 600mm F4L. When i first visited this area ten years ago, the ice would have formed by early November. This photo was taken near the end of November 2011, with no ice in sight.
09 April 2012