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Just Chillin'
Photograph by Norbert Rosing

Cooling off after play fighting with other polar bears in apparent tests of strength, a male rolled under a willow shrub laden with snow. "He used his claws to pull down a branch," says photographer Norbert Rosing. "A load of snow fell on him like he had shaken a Christmas tree." Some 1,200 of these bears (Ursus maritimus) live along the western Hudson Bay near the Canadian town of Churchill, the self-proclaimed Polar Bear Capital of the World.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica R9
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia
Lens: Leica 400mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Overcast after snowstorm
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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