Mirror, mirror

By: Arjen Drost

Sep 05 2013

Tags: , , ,

Category: mammals, nature, Photography, Polar


Focal Length:600mm
Shutter:1/160 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Polar Bear

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

This bear appears to be looking at her own mirror image or even drinking water. That last part won’t be true, as it is salt water, which they seem to dislike to drink just as we do. This year I did see one of them drink water, but that came from a meltwater pool on the ice, which, most likely, consists largely of freshwater (or maybe a little brackish).

7 comments on “Mirror, mirror”

  1. We saw this too on our trip, but I did recall it drank, but not too sure, I will have a look in my files.

  2. Wow! Great portrait of a cool and impressive animal! So cute.

  3. Fabulous photograph.

  4. I hope it is ok to re-blog this. People have to see your photos!

  5. Reblogged this on Something to Ponder About and commented:
    Spectacular photographs from the far North!

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