Of bears and cliffs – part I

By: Arjen Drost

Aug 18 2013

Tags: , , , ,

Category: Birds, mammals, nature, Photography, Polar


Focal Length:400mm
Shutter:1/500 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Brünnich’s Guillemots and Polar Bear

Brünnich’s Guillemots breed on cliffs to avoid predation by Arctic Foxes and Polar Bears. Because of this all members of the auk family are still able to fly, in contrast to their antarctic counterparts the Penguins. Over there, there are no land predators, so they can safely breed anywhere they want.

This bear however still seemed interested in the guillemots and started to approach…

– to be continued –

4 comments on “Of bears and cliffs – part I”

  1. What a truly fabulous photograph.

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