Wednesday, November 07, 2007

P is for Polar Bear on ABC Wednesday





These polar bears at the zoo were a playful bunch. I spent an hour watching them on a standing room only platform. I saw people come and go, but the bears maintained their playfulness swimming effortlessly to and fro and playing with their plastic ball or large plastic block of ice. You can see their fur weaving back and forth in the water and glowing in the sunlight. Simply delightful.

- AV

39 comments:

Ackworth Born said...

good choice for theme

mrsnesbitt said...

I too would have stood for an hour quite happily!
How wonderful!
A lovely subject.
Denise

hpy said...

It's a real beauty.

Kate Isis said...

Number two is brilliant. Can I steal it as a screensaver?

Andrea said...

I love to watch the polar bears at the zoo. Good shots.

kml said...

Love the second shot! Great P!

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Thanks a lot for visiting my blog. I'm glad you like my pictures of Boston and I hope you'll visit Boston again soon. I'd like to think of my blog as a primer for tourists and a fun way for locals to rediscover their city and comments like yours made me feel like I'm actually accomplishing something :).

I find your blog very interesting. I've been looking at your wonderful pictures and I must say that I really like what I see.

And I love polar bears so today's photos are a real treat. :)

Neva said...

What a great "P" photograph! I love the polar bears....they look so cuddely and you know they aren't!

photowannabe said...

Great capture. I especially like the second one with the bears nose peeking out of the water. Good choice for "P".

WalksFarWoman said...

The most adorable pups I've seen were polar bear ones being hand reared - in just a matter of few weeks they were just too big and strong to handle. Lovely 'P'. :)

Oswegan said...

Good idea. I love the one of the bear underwater poking his nose up from underneath.

~Oswegan

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Ackworth, I was torn between several P photos. I guess I'll save them for next time.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thank you Denise. It was tiring standing there with all the crowd, but the sight was worth the wait.

AVCR8TEUR said...

hpy, thank you for dropping by my blog and commenting. It's nice to have a new visitor.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Kate Isis, if you send me your email address, I'll send you the pic for your screensaver. Glad you like it so much to want a copy.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Andrea, Thanks for visiting. There are just some animals at the zoo that all of us love watching.

AVCR8TEUR said...

kml, glad you like the 2nd photo too. I think the bear was posing for his audience.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Fenix, Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I loved watching the penguins at the New England Aquarium!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Neva, I'm thinking the same thing. All bears look cuddley until you look at their sharp claws and teeth.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Photowannabe, You're another person who likes the 2nd polar bear. He/She really liked basking in the sun and playing with the simulated chunk of ice.

AVCR8TEUR said...

WalksFarWoman, wow how for fortunate to be able to see bear cubs being hand reared. I wonder if they new who their human mom & pop were when they grew up.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Oswegan for another vote for that 2nd bear photo. He/She was sure cute.

KMF said...

nice

AVCR8TEUR said...

kmf, thanks for dropping by. Always good to find returnees to my blog. :)

Kate Isis said...

Hey av, my email address is on the side bar of my blog.

Jean M Fogle said...

I love the one of him playing with the ice block, very cool pics!

SecludedHabitat said...

Heya that is an awesome photo.
I would love to see a Polar Bear in person.

Great 'P'
Stuart

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Jean, that seems to be the favorite of others too. Thanks for commenting.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Stuart, I didn't realize there's no polar bears in Australia. I guess you have koala bears, but they're not quite as cute.

Lynette said...

What a blast! I love the photos and the story--it puts even more images into my mind. Thanks!

Isadora said...

:) These are some AMAZING photos thank you.

david mcmahon said...

That second shot is a beauty ...

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

As everybody has said, that second photo rocks! It almost looks surreal, actually. Like one of hte Coca Cola commercials or something. Anyway, cool pics, as usual. (ha - LITERALLY cool)

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Lynette. And, having cooperative bears helped too. :)

AVCR8TEUR said...

Isadora, it was amazing to see them playing non-stop even when I left. I would've thought they would rather lay out in the sun.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks David for your compliment. I guess I should thank the polar bear in return for making it seem easy.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Dana. I never really gave that 2nd picture a good look. I guess I'm too hard on myself. That's an idea, give the bears a Coke toy.

Mike said...

polar bears always look a lot friendlier than they actually are. Lovely pics.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Mike, you're right. These big guys looked adorable when they're playing and swimming, but you wouldn't want to encounter one outside a cage.