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BrianW
09-01-2009, 01:14 AM
...this time just down the road from our dock...

The white spot on the point. That's a security truck on the road, just watching...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/North%20Slope%20Summer%202009/polar-bear-down-the-road.jpg

Took this one as we cruised by a few hundred yards off. Turns out to be a sow and 2 cubs. They were resting in the lee of the causeway...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/North%20Slope%20Summer%202009/polar-bear-down-the-road-2-1.jpg

After work I had to run into Deadhorse and she was still there, so I snapped a couple pics...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/North%20Slope%20Summer%202009/polar-bear-down-the-road-3.jpg

brad9798
09-01-2009, 08:40 AM
Inspiring for my kids before school!

Thanks, Bri!

:)

Concordia...41
09-01-2009, 10:42 AM
As always... thanks for sharing your world!

- M

Spin_Drift
09-01-2009, 11:44 AM
Love to see your photos. Thanks for sharing....:):):)

bobbys
09-01-2009, 03:17 PM
It would be funny to sneak up on them and poke them with a stick to wake them up!!!:D

WX
09-01-2009, 05:38 PM
It would be funny to sneak up on them and poke them with a stick to wake them up!!!:D
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There's a short career in that idea I would imagine:D

Paul Pless
09-01-2009, 05:46 PM
It would be funny to sneak up on them and poke them with a stick to wake them up!!!:D


There's a short career in that idea I would imagine:D

Probably the same reason we don't see many pics from Brian using a wide-angle lens.:D
Ever notice how he's often talking about getting an even longer lens than the one he just bought. . .

WX
09-01-2009, 05:50 PM
How fast can those bears run btw?
More than fast enough I would think.

Concordia...41
09-01-2009, 06:45 PM
How fast can those bears run btw?
More than fast enough I would think.

As they say... 'all it's got to be is faster than you :eek:'

Paul Pless
09-01-2009, 06:48 PM
As they say... 'all it's got to be is faster than you :eek:'and also as they say... all I gotta be is faster than my slowest companion...:p

MiddleAgesMan
09-01-2009, 06:52 PM
I thought this was going to be about today's stock market.

Pleasant surprise that it isn't...nice pics, as usual, Brian. :)

mmd
09-01-2009, 06:58 PM
My daughter has great ambitions to study polar bears after university. One of the tidbits of information she has told me was that adult polar bears can run at a speed of about 25mph (40kph) when chasing prey.

Faster'n a man with a poking stick, I figger...

paladin
09-01-2009, 08:17 PM
They are fast enough to run down and kill a slow horse.....some horses can run flat out about 40 mph for short distances, I've seen a big brown run down a wild horse.

BrianW
09-01-2009, 10:11 PM
Probably the same reason we don't see many pics from Brian using a wide-angle lens.:D
Ever notice how he's often talking about getting an even longer lens than the one he just bought. . .

Could have gotten closer in the picture from the boat, but it's not worth losing my job. ;)

Security says she got up and walked up the road at 0230, around our camp area, and then back down to the same spot.

Here's a picture from today, looks just like yesterday...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/North%20Slope%20Summer%202009/polar-bear-down-the-road-4.jpg

Captain Blight
09-01-2009, 10:32 PM
For completely homicidal murder machines, they are awfully cute.

coelacanth2
09-01-2009, 10:48 PM
Is that a goldeneye drake in the foreground?

goodbasil
09-02-2009, 01:28 AM
A black bear can do and keep a speed of 32mph. I would expect that polars ,(the most dangerous of all bears), could do the same.