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    Default Bear taking a break...

    Kind of a cute pose for a polar bear...


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    I really like this shot ...love the composition. I would like the chance to photograph a polar bear ...someday!
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    Where was this taken if you don't mind me asking? Kaktovik?
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    Well come on up to Barrow - and photograph to your hearts content.

    I can even provide room(s) and free delicious food (for a short stay) !!

    for a few lucky people !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majik Imaje View Post
    Well come on up to Barrow - and photograph to your hearts content.

    I can even provide room(s) and free delicious food (for a short stay) !!

    for a few lucky people !!
    Can you get us close to bears???

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    Default Getting close to polar bears..

    Um.. yes I think that can be arrainged, I will have definite word / pics for you this coming Friday ! Down at the Point, where they put the whale bones and such. there are always bears in that general area, I will find out first hand Friday. but that is #1 spot in town, they are always coming into the village from the ocean ice. They (Police) do their best to chase them back to the ice. They are only taken down as a last possible resort when human life is in grave danger. but most of the time, they are successfull in chasing them out. A few months ago one fell asleep on the road here in town, tired from the long swim !

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    Default Churchill Bears

    How big are they really?
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    Default More Polar bear pics

    I believe this guy was hoping I would join him on the ground.
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    I had no idea that Birmingham, Alabama had soo much snow! And the bears are HUGE!

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    Seriously -- cool shots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    Can you get us close to bears???

    A guaranteed view of a polar bear in Barrow is possible, but only during the time of year when the sun comes up, and only if you are willing to afford chartering an airplane flown in from Fairbanks. We're talking a several thousand dollar budget.

    The tours out to Point Barrow rarely see polar bears. Right now, I think they've seen one bear in nearly two months. There are times when they'll see them 3 o 4 times in one month, and other when it just doesn't happen. (The bears are there though, and relatively fresh tracks are almost always seen. You may not see a bear, but it is certain that a bear will see you!)

    Some years there will be lots of bears around the area in August, other years that will happen in June, other years it happens in October... and whatever you choose to schedule will probably not be the "best" time! :-)

    Here's a picture of Sam Leavitt, who drives tours for UIC out to Point Barrow, and the handsome side of a tourist who is looking at something on the bone pile near the Point. Sam was saying something like, "That's bear poop!"


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