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Posted @withrepost@natgeowild Photo by @daisygilardini | Wapusk National Park - March 2019

After mama spent all day in the shelter of a day den in a grove of trees — resting, nursing and playing with her cubs — she decided it was time to continue her journey to reach to pack ice of Hudson’s Bay.

Peering through the trees, we could clearly see two ear tags.
Each tag has an individual identification number which corresponds to a lip tattoo. Information about the date and location of the initial capture, as well as health information for each bear, are listed in an electronic database. This helps scientists better understand the bears’ movements and health conditions.
Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes.
#polarbear #bear #polar #wapusknationalpark #conservation #climatechange #climatechangeisreal

Posted @withrepost • @natgeowild Photo by @daisygilardini | Wapusk National Park - March 2019

After mama spent all day in the shelter of a day den in a grove of trees — resting, nursing and playing with her cubs — she decided it was time to continue her journey to reach to pack ice of Hudson’s Bay.

Peering through the trees, we could clearly see two ear tags. 
Each tag has an individual identification number which corresponds to a lip tattoo. Information about the date and location of the initial capture, as well as health information for each bear, are listed in an electronic database. This helps scientists better understand the bears’ movements and health conditions. 
Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. 
#polarbear #bear #polar #wapusknationalpark #conservation #climatechange #climatechangeisreal
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Wapusk National Park - March 2019

After mama spent all day in the shelter of a day den in a grove of trees — resting, nursing and playing with her cubs — she decided it was time to continue her journey to reach to pack ice of Hudson’s Bay.

Peering through the trees, we could clearly see two ear tags.
Each tag has an individual identification number which corresponds to a lip tattoo. Information about the date and location of the initial capture, as well as health information for each bear, are listed in an electronic database. This helps scientists better understand the bears’ movements and health conditions.
Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes.
#polarbear #bear #polar #wapusknationalpark #conservation #climatechange #climatechangeisreal

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Photo by @daisygilardini | Wapusk National Park - March 2019

After mama spent all day in the shelter of a day den in a grove of trees — resting, nursing and playing with her cubs — she decided it was time to continue her journey to reach to pack ice of Hudson’s Bay.

Peering through the trees, we could clearly see two ear tags. 
Each tag has an individual identification number which corresponds to a lip tattoo. Information about the date and location of the initial capture, as well as health information for each bear, are listed in an electronic database. This helps scientists better understand the bears’ movements and health conditions. 
Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. 
#polarbear #bear #polar #wapusknationalpark #conservation #climatechange #climatechangeisreal
36 0 18 October, 2019
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Hope our fellow Canadians enjoyed Thanksgiving weekend! 🦃⁣

Our offices will reopen tomorrow. ⁣

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834 6 15 October, 2019
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Repost from @natgeowild using @RepostRegramApp - Photo by @daisygilardini | Mother polar bears in the Hudson Bay region exit their maternity dens with their newborn in February March.
Once cubs leave the warmth of the den, they have to face frigid temperatures that can easily drop to -50C° with wind chill.
Mother bears are particularly attentive and caring for the little ones while heading to Hudson Bay to hunt seals. They often stop to nurse and rest. In the event of a storm, they dig small “day dens” in snowdrifts to shelter their cubs from the elements.
Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

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Repost from @natgeowild using @RepostRegramApp - Photo by @daisygilardini |  Mother polar bears in the Hudson Bay region exit their maternity dens with their newborn in February March.
Once cubs leave the warmth of the den, they have to face frigid temperatures that can easily drop to -50C° with wind chill.
Mother bears are particularly attentive and caring for the little ones while heading to Hudson Bay to hunt seals. They often stop to nurse and rest. In the event of a storm, they dig small “day dens” in snowdrifts to shelter their cubs from the elements. 
Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

#turningthetide #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalPark #minitoba #canada #wildlifephotography
65 0 14 October, 2019
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Wapusk National Park

Photos by @daisygilardini // Polar bears need to stay dry and clean, because wet, matted fur is a poor insulator. Wildlife biologist Ian Stirling has noted that in summer, after feeding, polar bears often head out to open water and spend up to 15 minutes washing, licking their paws, chests and muzzles. They dry themselves by shaking off excess water and rubbing their fur in the snow. In winter, polar bears clean themselves with snow and, when available, water. They rub their heads in the snow, push forward on their stomachs and roll over on their backs. What looks like a polar bear waking up stretching is actually a bear bathing.

Photos by @daisygilardini // Polar bears need to stay dry and clean, because wet, matted fur is a poor insulator. Wildlife biologist Ian Stirling has noted that in summer, after feeding, polar bears often head out to open water and spend up to 15 minutes washing, licking their paws, chests and muzzles. They dry themselves by shaking off excess water and rubbing their fur in the snow. In winter, polar bears clean themselves with snow and, when available, water. They rub their heads in the snow, push forward on their stomachs and roll over on their backs. What looks like a polar bear waking up stretching is actually a bear bathing.
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363 7 13 October, 2019
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Female polar bear reach sexual maturity between 4- and 5-years-old. Males reach maturity later, and begin mating when 8- to 10-years-old.

Mating season is generally in April and May, but delayed implantation — embryonic diapause — means that fetal development will not begin until September or October.

The delay assures that the cub is born during the best time of year for survival. It allows the female time to reach peak physical condition for giving birth, which in turn allows her to devote all her energy to nurse her newborn cubs.

If the mother is not in good health or doesn’t have sufficient fat reserves, embryonic implantation will fail.

Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

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Photo by @daisygilardini | Female polar bear reach sexual maturity between 4- and 5-years-old. Males reach maturity later, and begin mating when 8- to 10-years-old.

Mating season is generally in April and May, but delayed implantation — embryonic diapause — means that fetal development will not begin until September or October.

The delay assures that the cub is born during the best time of year for survival. It allows the female time to reach peak physical condition for giving birth, which in turn allows her to devote all her energy to nurse her newborn cubs.

If the mother is not in good health or doesn’t have sufficient fat reserves, embryonic implantation will fail.

Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

#bear #polarbear #wapusknationalPark #manitoba #canada #wildlifephotography
9 1 11 October, 2019
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#polarbear #ホッキョクグマ
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📷 in Canada🇨🇦カナダにて撮影
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#polarbear #ホッキョクグマ
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📷 in Canada🇨🇦カナダにて撮影
📸 by Andy S.🇬🇧 from U.K
82 0 11 October, 2019
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Female polar bear reach sexual maturity between 4- and 5-years-old. Males reach maturity later, and begin mating when 8- to 10-years-old.

Mating season is generally in April and May, but delayed implantation — embryonic diapause — means that fetal development will not begin until September or October.

The delay assures that the cub is born during the best time of year for survival. It allows the female time to reach peak physical condition for giving birth, which in turn allows her to devote all her energy to nurse her newborn cubs.

If the mother is not in good health or doesn’t have sufficient fat reserves, embryonic implantation will fail.

Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

#bear #polarbear #wapusknationalPark #manitoba #canada #wildlifephotography

Photo by @daisygilardini | Female polar bear reach sexual maturity between 4- and 5-years-old. Males reach maturity later, and begin mating when 8- to 10-years-old.

Mating season is generally in April and May, but delayed implantation — embryonic diapause — means that fetal development will not begin until September or October.

The delay assures that the cub is born during the best time of year for survival. It allows the female time to reach peak physical condition for giving birth, which in turn allows her to devote all her energy to nurse her newborn cubs.

If the mother is not in good health or doesn’t have sufficient fat reserves, embryonic implantation will fail.

Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

#bear #polarbear #wapusknationalPark #manitoba #canada #wildlifephotography
42 0 10 October, 2019
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« Nanuk nous rappelle notre condition d’homme sur une petite planète fragile au cœur de l’univers, et par là même notre devoir de la préserver »
Hubert Reeves #nanukpolarbear #polarbear #ourspolaire #livre #book #cadeau #gift #arctic #winter #albinmichel #mother #mothernature #white #protect #protectionanimale #snow #canada #wapusknationalpark #beauty #lappeldufroid #instabeauty

« Nanuk nous rappelle notre condition d’homme sur une petite planète fragile au cœur de l’univers, et par là même notre devoir de la préserver »
Hubert Reeves  #nanukpolarbear #polarbear #ourspolaire #livre #book #cadeau #gift #arctic #winter #albinmichel #mother #mothernature #white #protect #protectionanimale #snow #canada #wapusknationalpark #beauty #lappeldufroid #instabeauty
70 0 10 October, 2019
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Photo by @daisygilardini // Being able to observe cubs playing joyfully and tirelessly for hours is a photographer’s dream, but it’s certainly not an easy task. With temperatures that can drop below -40C, technical and physical challenges abound. Cold is a challenge for your equipment as well as you yourself. If you’re uncomfortable you won’t be able to focus on the job. You must be clothed properly to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. Knowing how and when to apply layers while avoiding perspiration is vital. Hydration is important but I’ve learned to manage my fluid intake as getting rid of surplus fluids is far from enjoyable in these conditions. Once you’re physically comfortable, you face the technical challenge of operating a camera with all its small buttons while wearing bulky gloves. Finally, you have to accept the fact that after a while parts of the camera will freeze, and you need to find a way to work around that. Batteries tend to freeze first, followed by the control panels and back monitor. It comes with practice. You must be skilled enough to work your camera in blind mode. The only way to learn is to keep shooting and hope for the best.

Photo by @daisygilardini // Being able to observe cubs playing joyfully and tirelessly for hours is a photographer’s dream, but it’s certainly not an easy task. With temperatures that can drop below -40C, technical and physical challenges abound. Cold is a challenge for your equipment as well as you yourself. If you’re uncomfortable you won’t be able to focus on the job. You must be clothed properly to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. Knowing how and when to apply layers while avoiding perspiration is vital. Hydration is important but I’ve learned to manage my fluid intake as getting rid of surplus fluids is far from enjoyable in these conditions. Once you’re physically comfortable, you face the technical challenge of operating a camera with all its small buttons while wearing bulky gloves. Finally, you have to accept the fact that after a while parts of the camera will freeze, and you need to find a way to work around that. Batteries tend to freeze first, followed by the control panels and back monitor. It comes with practice. You must be skilled enough to work your camera in blind mode. The only way to learn is to keep shooting and hope for the best.
13 1 8 October, 2019
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Photo by @DaisyGilardini | “Hitching a ride” - In this particular episode a mother was resting with her two young cubs in a day den on her way to the pack ice to hunt. Day dens tend to be in wind-protected areas, where snowdrifts and trees form a natural shelter. She stayed there for several hours before she suddenly decided it was time to leave. She flopped downhill in deep snow when one of her two cubs decided it was more convenient to hitch a ride on mama’s behind. The cub jumped up and held on with a firm bite on mama’s furry backside — a charming and totally unexpected behaviour. Wildlife photography is all about patience and perseverance. Despite the challenging conditions and long hours waiting for something to happen, the experience of witnessing something so rare is beyond price. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes
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Photo by @DaisyGilardini | “Hitching a ride” - In this particular episode a mother was resting with her two young cubs in a day den on her way to the pack ice to hunt. Day dens tend to be in wind-protected areas, where snowdrifts and trees form a natural shelter. She stayed there for several hours before she suddenly decided it was time to leave. She flopped downhill in deep snow when one of her two cubs decided it was more convenient to hitch a ride on mama’s behind. The cub jumped up and held on with a firm bite on mama’s furry backside — a charming and totally unexpected behaviour. Wildlife photography is all about patience and perseverance. Despite the challenging conditions and long hours waiting for something to happen, the experience of witnessing something so rare is beyond price. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes
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#polarbear #wapusknationalpark #climatechange #gratitude#deepakchopra #presentmoment #grattitude #gratitute #livinginthenow #soultherapy #lifesajourney #ekharttolle #graditude #intention #eckharttolle #waynedyer #louisehay #thichnhathanh #pemachodron #mindfulness #eckarttolle #paradigmshift #laotzu #selfrealization #alanwatts #consciousness #spiritualbeing #eckharttollequotes #innertruth #consciousnesscreatesreality
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10 Places In Canada Made For Animal Lovers
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20 0 4 October, 2019
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Parque Nacional Wapsuk, Canadá

Cada año, desde mediados de febrero a mediados de marzo, el parque canadiense Wapsuk se convierte en uno de los mejores lugares del mundo para ver a osos polares con sus crías. El parque posee 11.475 kilómetros cuadrados ya ctualmente la zona posee cerca de 1000 osos polares que conviven con zorros árticos, liebres árticas y lobos.❄❄🐹 📷@daisygilardini

#wapusknationalpark #wapusk #wapuskpark #manitoba #canada #canada🍁 #canada🇨🇦 #canadagram #canada_photolovers #nature #naturaleza #osospolares #polarbear #travelphotography #animalphotography #naturephotography #viajar #viajesunicos #viajespersonalizados #roamtheplanet

Parque Nacional Wapsuk, Canadá

Cada año, desde mediados de febrero a mediados de marzo, el parque canadiense Wapsuk se convierte en uno de los mejores lugares del mundo para ver a osos polares con sus crías.  El parque posee 11.475 kilómetros cuadrados  ya ctualmente la zona posee cerca de 1000 osos polares que conviven con  zorros árticos, liebres árticas y lobos.❄❄🐹 📷@daisygilardini

#wapusknationalpark #wapusk #wapuskpark #manitoba #canada #canada🍁 #canada🇨🇦 #canadagram #canada_photolovers #nature #naturaleza #osospolares #polarbear #travelphotography #animalphotography #naturephotography #viajar #viajesunicos #viajespersonalizados #roamtheplanet
31 0 4 October, 2019
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Сегодня я рада вам представить ещё одну эко- звезду. Эмма Уотсон исполнительница роли Гермионы в фильмах о Гарри Потере. Она является послом доброй воли ООН, привлекая внимание к гендерному равенству, и известна тем, что представляет этическую моду и экологичное сознание.

Эмма Уотсон старается практиковать то, что проповедует. Она предпочитает одежду из переработанных материалов и признается, что не делает много покупок с тех пор, как начала носить более качественную одежду.«Я очень тщательно задумываюсь о том, что и сколько покупаю, теперь у меня меньше вещей, но они идеальны». ​У нее четкое отношение к индустрии моды: «Индустрия моды является второй по величине по загрязнению пресной воды на планете.​ Это оказывает огромное влияние на окружающую среду и человека.​ И мне уже недостаточно того, что это просто красивый предмет одежды.​ Я хочу знать, что это не оставляет отрицательный след».
В 2009 году девушка запустила первую линию одежды для бренда People Tree из экологически чистого хлопка в сотрудничестве с итальянским дизайнером Альбертой Ферретти. Она лично следила за соблюдением правил справедливой торговли и ездила на производство вещей в Бангладеш, чтобы проверить условия труда персонала.

Благодаря активной позиции Эммы в отношении экологичной моды возросло количество этичных брендов, заботящихся о планете.

А в 2016 году на приеме Met Gala Уотсон была в необычном платье-трансформере от Calvin Klein, которое было сшито из переработанного пластика (фото в галерее).

Сегодня я рада вам представить ещё одну эко- звезду. Эмма Уотсон исполнительница роли Гермионы в фильмах о Гарри Потере. Она является послом доброй воли ООН, привлекая внимание к гендерному равенству, и известна тем, что представляет этическую моду и экологичное сознание.

Эмма Уотсон старается практиковать то, что проповедует. Она предпочитает одежду из переработанных материалов и признается, что не делает много покупок с тех пор, как начала носить более качественную одежду.«Я очень тщательно задумываюсь о том, что и сколько покупаю, теперь у меня меньше вещей, но они идеальны». ​У нее четкое отношение к индустрии моды: «Индустрия моды является второй по величине по загрязнению пресной воды на планете.​ Это оказывает огромное влияние на окружающую среду и человека.​ И мне уже недостаточно того, что это просто красивый предмет одежды.​ Я хочу знать, что это не оставляет отрицательный след».
В 2009 году девушка запустила первую линию одежды для бренда People Tree из экологически чистого хлопка в сотрудничестве с итальянским дизайнером Альбертой Ферретти. Она лично следила за соблюдением правил справедливой торговли и ездила на производство вещей в Бангладеш, чтобы проверить условия труда персонала.

Благодаря активной позиции Эммы в отношении экологичной моды возросло количество этичных брендов, заботящихся о планете.

А в 2016 году на приеме Met Gala Уотсон была в необычном платье-трансформере от Calvin Klein, которое было сшито из переработанного пластика (фото в галерее).
119 3 4 October, 2019
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A rare privilege indeed when a mother polar bear nurses her two cubs right in front of you. You know she is in no way stressed by your presence and you are incredibly fortunate to have experienced one of the most generous moments a mother and her cubs can deliver to any wildlife photographer. #polarbears #bearcubs #earthcapture #bears #wapusknationalpark #earthcapture
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A rare privilege indeed when a mother polar bear nurses her two cubs right in front of you. You know she is in no way stressed by your presence and you are incredibly fortunate to have experienced one of the most generous moments a mother and her cubs can deliver to any wildlife photographer. #polarbears #bearcubs #earthcapture #bears #wapusknationalpark #earthcapture 
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391 12 1 October, 2019
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Mother bear with two tiny cubs in tow in Wapusk National Park. When this was taken the threat of wolves was very real. The 2-3 week walk to the sea ice must be incredibly anxiety provoking for the mother. Less than 50% of cubs survive their first year in part due to climate and habitat change. Loss of sea ice which seriously affects bears’ hunting success continues to have a major impact on survival of both cubs and adults. #polarbears #bearcubs #climatechange #earthcapture #wapusknationalpark #survival #earthcapture
#natgeoyourshot @bbcearth @natureislit2307 @nature_org @natgeo_africa @natgeowild @nature_org @natgeo @marvelouz_animals @wild.hd @discovery.hd @animalplanet @animalelite @wildgeography

Mother bear with two tiny cubs in tow in Wapusk National Park. When this was taken the threat of wolves was very real. The 2-3 week walk to the sea ice must be incredibly anxiety provoking for the mother. Less than 50% of cubs survive their first year in part due to climate and habitat change. Loss of sea ice which seriously affects bears’ hunting success continues to have a major impact on survival of both cubs and adults. #polarbears #bearcubs #climatechange #earthcapture #wapusknationalpark #survival #earthcapture 
#natgeoyourshot @bbcearth @natureislit2307 @nature_org @natgeo_africa @natgeowild @nature_org @natgeo @marvelouz_animals @wild.hd @discovery.hd @animalplanet @animalelite @wildgeography
219 7 1 October, 2019
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" #PolarBears need to stay dry and clean, because wet, matted fur is a poor insulator.

#Wildlife biologist Ian Stirling has noted that in summer, after feeding, polar bears often head out to open water and spend up to 15 minutes washing, licking their paws, chests and muzzles. They dry themselves by shaking off excess water and rubbing their fur in the snow.

In winter, polar bears clean themselves with snow and, when available, water. They rub their heads in the snow, push forward on their stomachs and roll over on their backs.

What looks like a polar bear waking up stretching is actually a bear bathing."
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"#PolarBears need to stay dry and clean, because wet, matted fur is a poor insulator.

#Wildlife biologist Ian Stirling has noted that in summer, after feeding, polar bears often head out to open water and spend up to 15 minutes washing, licking their paws, chests and muzzles. They dry themselves by shaking off excess water and rubbing their fur in the snow.

In winter, polar bears clean themselves with snow and, when available,  water. They rub their heads in the snow, push forward on their stomachs and roll over on their backs.

What looks like a polar bear waking up stretching is actually a bear bathing."
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#polarbear #bear #bears  #wapusknationalpark #manitoba #conservation #wildlifephotography #climatechange #naturephotography #photooftheday #photooftheweek #explorersclubmember #explorersclub #theexplorersclub
240 1 30 September, 2019
Family outing.  Moving along the Hudson Bay coastline from Wapusk National Park, the worlds largest known polar bear denning area. These cubs are less than one year old. #polarbearcubs #bearcubs #cubs #silhouette #hudsonbay #wapusknationalpark #churchill #churchillmb #rovingtundrareporter #saveourseaice #natgeoyourshot #wildlifeofcanada #explorecanada #naturephotography #canadianwildlifemagazine #canadianwildlifephotography #bear #wildlife #wildbear #wildlifeconservation
71 0 30 September, 2019
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Posted @withrepost@natgeowild Photo by @daisygilardini | Mother polar bears in the Hudson Bay region exit their maternity dens with their newborn in February March.
Once cubs leave the warmth of the den, they have to face frigid temperatures that can easily drop to -50C° with wind chill.
Mother bears are particularly attentive and caring for the little ones while heading to Hudson Bay to hunt seals. They often stop to nurse and rest. In the event of a storm, they dig small “day dens” in snowdrifts to shelter their cubs from the elements.
Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

#turningthetide #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalPark #minitoba #canada #wildlifephotography

Posted @withrepost • @natgeowild Photo by @daisygilardini |  Mother polar bears in the Hudson Bay region exit their maternity dens with their newborn in February March.
Once cubs leave the warmth of the den, they have to face frigid temperatures that can easily drop to -50C° with wind chill.
Mother bears are particularly attentive and caring for the little ones while heading to Hudson Bay to hunt seals. They often stop to nurse and rest. In the event of a storm, they dig small “day dens” in snowdrifts to shelter their cubs from the elements. 
Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

#turningthetide #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalPark #minitoba #canada #wildlifephotography
540 5 30 September, 2019
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Posted @withrepost@daisygilardini Photo by @daisygilardini |Polar bears need to stay dry and clean, because wet, matted fur is a poor insulator.

Wildlife biologist Ian Stirling has noted that in summer, after feeding, polar bears often head out to open water and spend up to 15 minutes washing, licking their paws, chests and muzzles. They dry themselves by shaking off excess water and rubbing their fur in the snow.

In winter, polar bears clean themselves with snow and, when available, water. They rub their heads in the snow, push forward on their stomachs and roll over on their backs.

What looks like a polar bear waking up stretching is actually a bear bathing.

#polarbear #bear #wapusknationalpark #manitoba #conservation #climatechange #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Posted @withrepost • @daisygilardini Photo by @daisygilardini |Polar bears need to stay dry and clean, because wet, matted fur is a poor insulator.

Wildlife biologist Ian Stirling has noted that in summer, after feeding, polar bears often head out to open water and spend up to 15 minutes washing, licking their paws, chests and muzzles. They dry themselves by shaking off excess water and rubbing their fur in the snow.

In winter, polar bears clean themselves with snow and, when available,  water. They rub their heads in the snow, push forward on their stomachs and roll over on their backs.

What looks like a polar bear waking up stretching is actually a bear bathing.

#polarbear #bear #wapusknationalpark #manitoba #conservation #climatechange #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
46 1 29 September, 2019
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Wapusk National Park

Photo by @daisygilardini |Polar bears need to stay dry and clean, because wet, matted fur is a poor insulator.

Wildlife biologist Ian Stirling has noted that in summer, after feeding, polar bears often head out to open water and spend up to 15 minutes washing, licking their paws, chests and muzzles. They dry themselves by shaking off excess water and rubbing their fur in the snow.

In winter, polar bears clean themselves with snow and, when available, water. They rub their heads in the snow, push forward on their stomachs and roll over on their backs.

What looks like a polar bear waking up stretching is actually a bear bathing.

#polarbear #bear #wapusknationalpark #manitoba #conservation #climatechange #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini |Polar bears need to stay dry and clean, because wet, matted fur is a poor insulator.

Wildlife biologist Ian Stirling has noted that in summer, after feeding, polar bears often head out to open water and spend up to 15 minutes washing, licking their paws, chests and muzzles. They dry themselves by shaking off excess water and rubbing their fur in the snow.

In winter, polar bears clean themselves with snow and, when available,  water. They rub their heads in the snow, push forward on their stomachs and roll over on their backs.

What looks like a polar bear waking up stretching is actually a bear bathing.

#polarbear #bear #wapusknationalpark #manitoba #conservation #climatechange #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
20,525 352 29 September, 2019
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Churchill, Manitoba

Arctic sea ice reached the second lowest minimum in satellite record this month-reinforcing the long-term downward trend in Arctic sea ice extent. -@polarbearsinternational

Collective and bold action is the only solution for polar bears and people. 🌎♻️❄️⁣

Read more about how you can get involved; link in bio OR https://polarbearsinternational.org/get-involved⁣

📸: Taken via 🚁 @michellevalbergphotography

#SaveOurSeaIce #climatechange #climatestrike #riseforclimate #polarbears #climateactionnow #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #frontiersnorth #FindTrueNorth #CapeChurchill

Arctic sea ice reached the second lowest minimum in satellite record this month-reinforcing the long-term downward trend in Arctic sea ice extent. -@polarbearsinternational⁣
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Collective and bold action is the only solution for polar bears and people. 🌎♻️❄️⁣
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Read more about how you can get involved; link in bio OR https://polarbearsinternational.org/get-involved⁣
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📸: Taken via 🚁 @michellevalbergphotography⁣
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#SaveOurSeaIce #climatechange #climatestrike #riseforclimate #polarbears #climateactionnow #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #frontiersnorth #FindTrueNorth #CapeChurchill
447 3 28 September, 2019
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Набережная Ижевского Пруда

Пока мы тут с Леной деремся на бананах, в России вершится история.
23 сентября Медведев подписал Парижское соглашение по климату, оно было принято в рамках Рамочной конвенции ООН об изменении климата. Оно призвано регулировать меры по снижению выбросов парниковых газов с 2020 года. Целью этого соглашения является удержать рост глобальной средней температуры.
Это значит, что Россия обязуется следить за количеством выбросросов Со2 для того, чтобы снизить темпы глобального потепления. Каждая страна, подписавшая соглашение, самостоятельно выбирает отрасли для реформации. Напомню, что экономика России напрямую зависит от от добычи природных ископаемых, а это вид промышленности является одним из лидеров по выбросу Со2. Поэтому какие отрасли мы выберем, мне очень интересно.
Есть один момент, который возможно стал решающим в подписании нашей страной данного соглашения. Каждый год, странам вступившим в соглашение будет выделяться 100$млрд. на решения экологических проблем. Главное что бы эти деньги шли в нужное русло, а не как всегда по бороде

Пока мы тут с Леной деремся на бананах, в России вершится история.
23 сентября Медведев подписал Парижское соглашение по климату, оно было принято в рамках Рамочной конвенции ООН об изменении климата. Оно призвано регулировать меры по снижению выбросов парниковых газов с 2020 года. Целью этого соглашения является удержать рост глобальной средней температуры.
Это значит, что Россия обязуется следить за количеством выбросросов Со2  для того, чтобы снизить темпы глобального потепления. Каждая страна, подписавшая соглашение, самостоятельно выбирает отрасли для реформации. Напомню, что экономика  России напрямую зависит от от добычи природных ископаемых, а это вид промышленности является одним из лидеров по выбросу Со2. Поэтому какие отрасли мы выберем, мне очень интересно.
Есть один момент, который возможно стал решающим в подписании нашей страной данного соглашения. Каждый год, странам вступившим в соглашение будет выделяться 100$млрд. на решения экологических проблем. Главное что бы эти деньги шли в нужное русло, а не как всегда по бороде
80 1 26 September, 2019
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Mother polar bears in the Hudson Bay region exit their maternity dens with their newborn in February March.
Once cubs leave the warmth of the den, they have to face frigid temperatures that can easily drop to -50C° with wind chill.
Mother bears are particularly attentive and caring for the little ones while heading to Hudson Bay to hunt seals. They often stop to nurse and rest. In the event of a storm, they dig small “day dens” in snowdrifts to shelter their cubs from the elements.

#turningthetide #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalPark #minitoba #canada #wildlifephotography

Mother polar bears in the Hudson Bay region exit their maternity dens with their newborn in February March.
Once cubs leave the warmth of the den, they have to face frigid temperatures that can easily drop to -50C° with wind chill.
Mother bears are particularly attentive and caring for the little ones while heading to Hudson Bay to hunt seals. They often stop to nurse and rest. In the event of a storm, they dig small “day dens” in snowdrifts to shelter their cubs from the elements.

#turningthetide #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalPark #minitoba #canada #wildlifephotography
204 4 26 September, 2019
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@the.alexy

#Repost @daisygilardini ・・・
Photo by @daisygilardini | Human psychology has an innate tendency to anthropomorphize animal behaviour. Generally speaking, we like to attribute human emotions to wild behaviour.
In photography typical anthropomorphic behaviour — like kissing — creates a connection between the subject and the viewer, even if that connection is tenuous at times.

In some instances, this can result in misreading the animal’s biological behaviour.

These two young polar bears are not courting, for example, but are play-fighting, practising for the more serious standoffs that will occur during mating season.

#play #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #canada #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #westerndigital

#Repost @daisygilardini ・・・
Photo by @daisygilardini |  Human psychology has an innate tendency to anthropomorphize animal behaviour. Generally speaking, we like to attribute human emotions to wild behaviour. 
In photography typical anthropomorphic behaviour — like kissing — creates a connection between the subject and the viewer, even if that connection is tenuous at times.

In some instances, this can result in misreading the animal’s biological behaviour.

These two young polar bears are not courting, for example, but are play-fighting, practising for the more serious standoffs that will occur during mating season.

#play #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #canada #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #westerndigital
39 0 21 September, 2019
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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts

I had no idea!! #Repost @natgeotravel (@get_repost)
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Scientists distinguish 19 different subpopulations of polar bears throughout the ice-covered waters of the circumpolar Arctic. For many of these populations their life has two seasons — the winter is the feasting season, spent hunting seal and roaming on the pack ice, while the summer is the fasting season when the absence of ice pushes the bears onto land with scarce food resources. During the last 36 years, more than 40 percent of the Arctic sea ice has melted. The ice is also forming later and melting earlier, which means less time for hunting and building the fat reserves necessary to survive during the fasting season. This image was shot in late November in Wapusk National Park - Manitoba - Canada. The bear is patiently waiting for the pack ice to form and go hunt. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #polarbear #bear #WapuskNationalPark #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #wildlifephotography

I had no idea!! #Repost @natgeotravel (@get_repost)
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Scientists distinguish 19 different subpopulations of polar bears throughout the ice-covered waters of the circumpolar Arctic. For many of these populations their life has two seasons — the winter is the feasting season, spent hunting seal and roaming on the pack ice, while the summer is the fasting season when the absence of ice pushes the bears onto land with scarce food resources. During the last 36 years, more than 40 percent of the Arctic sea ice has melted. The ice is also forming later and melting earlier, which means less time for hunting and building the fat reserves necessary to survive during the fasting season. This image was shot in late November in Wapusk National Park - Manitoba - Canada. The bear is patiently waiting for the pack ice to form and go hunt. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #polarbear #bear #WapuskNationalPark #climatechange #climatechangeisreal  #wildlifephotography
19 0 20 September, 2019
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@the.alexy

Photo by @daisygilardini

Two young males spar on the coast of Hudson Bay in Manitoba.

Polar bears are normally solitary, but each year, usually in November, they congregate in this area and wait for the water in the bay to freeze. They have to wait until the ice is thick enough to support their weight, so they can hunt for seals.

Play-fighting during this period is normal behaviour. It’s practice for more serious standoffs during mating season.

#polarbear #bear #wapusknationalpark #manitoba #conservation #climatechange #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #westernidigital #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini

Two young males spar on the coast of Hudson Bay in Manitoba.

Polar bears are normally solitary, but each year, usually in November, they congregate in this area and wait for the water in the bay to freeze. They have to wait until the ice is thick enough to support their weight, so they can hunt for seals.

Play-fighting during this period is normal behaviour. It’s practice for more serious standoffs during mating season.

#polarbear #bear #wapusknationalpark #manitoba #conservation #climatechange #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #westernidigital #daisygilardini
9 1 20 September, 2019
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#Repost @natgeowild ・・・
Photo by @daisygilardini | Mother polar bears in the Hudson Bay region exit their maternity dens with their newborn in February March.
Once cubs leave the warmth of the den, they have to face frigid temperatures that can easily drop to -50C° with wind chill.
Mother bears are particularly attentive and caring for the little ones while heading to Hudson Bay to hunt seals. They often stop to nurse and rest. In the event of a storm, they dig small “day dens” in snowdrifts to shelter their cubs from the elements.
Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

#turningthetide #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalPark #minitoba #canada #wildlifephotography

#Repost @natgeowild ・・・
Photo by @daisygilardini |  Mother polar bears in the Hudson Bay region exit their maternity dens with their newborn in February March.
Once cubs leave the warmth of the den, they have to face frigid temperatures that can easily drop to -50C° with wind chill.
Mother bears are particularly attentive and caring for the little ones while heading to Hudson Bay to hunt seals. They often stop to nurse and rest. In the event of a storm, they dig small “day dens” in snowdrifts to shelter their cubs from the elements. 
Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

#turningthetide #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalPark #minitoba #canada #wildlifephotography
284 7 20 September, 2019
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@voyages.3000

Photo by @daisygilardini | Scientists distinguish 19 different subpopulations of polar bears throughout the ice-covered waters of the circumpolar Arctic. For many of these populations their life has two seasons — the winter is the feasting season, spent hunting seal and roaming on the pack ice, while the summer is the fasting season when the absence of ice pushes the bears onto land with scarce food resources. During the last 36 years, more than 40 percent of the Arctic sea ice has melted. The ice is also forming later and melting earlier, which means less time for hunting and building the fat reserves necessary to survive during the fasting season. This image was shot in late November in Wapusk National Park - Manitoba - Canada. The bear is patiently waiting for the pack ice to form and go hunt. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #polarbear #bear #WapuskNationalPark #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #wildlifephotography #voyages3000

Photo by @daisygilardini | Scientists distinguish 19 different subpopulations of polar bears throughout the ice-covered waters of the circumpolar Arctic. For many of these populations their life has two seasons — the winter is the feasting season, spent hunting seal and roaming on the pack ice, while the summer is the fasting season when the absence of ice pushes the bears onto land with scarce food resources. During the last 36 years, more than 40 percent of the Arctic sea ice has melted. The ice is also forming later and melting earlier, which means less time for hunting and building the fat reserves necessary to survive during the fasting season. This image was shot in late November in Wapusk National Park - Manitoba - Canada. The bear is patiently waiting for the pack ice to form and go hunt. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #polarbear #bear #WapuskNationalPark #climatechange #climatechangeisreal  #wildlifephotography #voyages3000
7 0 19 September, 2019
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მოოდი ჩაგეხუტო 🤗😍 #Repost from @natgeotravel by @quicksave.app
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Scientists distinguish 19 different subpopulations of polar bears throughout the ice-covered waters of the circumpolar Arctic. For many of these populations their life has two seasons — the winter is the feasting season, spent hunting seal and roaming on the pack ice, while the summer is the fasting season when the absence of ice pushes the bears onto land with scarce food resources. During the last 36 years, more than 40 percent of the Arctic sea ice has melted. The ice is also forming later and melting earlier, which means less time for hunting and building the fat reserves necessary to survive during the fasting season. This image was shot in late November in Wapusk National Park - Manitoba - Canada. The bear is patiently waiting for the pack ice to form and go hunt. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #polarbear #bear #WapuskNationalPark #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #wildlifephotography #InstaSaveApp #QuickSaveApp

მოოდი ჩაგეხუტო 🤗😍#Repost from @natgeotravel by @quicksave.app
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Scientists distinguish 19 different subpopulations of polar bears throughout the ice-covered waters of the circumpolar Arctic. For many of these populations their life has two seasons — the winter is the feasting season, spent hunting seal and roaming on the pack ice, while the summer is the fasting season when the absence of ice pushes the bears onto land with scarce food resources. During the last 36 years, more than 40 percent of the Arctic sea ice has melted. The ice is also forming later and melting earlier, which means less time for hunting and building the fat reserves necessary to survive during the fasting season. This image was shot in late November in Wapusk National Park - Manitoba - Canada. The bear is patiently waiting for the pack ice to form and go hunt. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #polarbear #bear #WapuskNationalPark #climatechange #climatechangeisreal  #wildlifephotography #InstaSaveApp #QuickSaveApp
5 0 19 September, 2019
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@natgeotravel

Photo by @daisygilardini | Scientists distinguish 19 different subpopulations of polar bears throughout the ice-covered waters of the circumpolar Arctic. For many of these populations their life has two seasons — the winter is the feasting season, spent hunting seal and roaming on the pack ice, while the summer is the fasting season when the absence of ice pushes the bears onto land with scarce food resources. During the last 36 years, more than 40 percent of the Arctic sea ice has melted. The ice is also forming later and melting earlier, which means less time for hunting and building the fat reserves necessary to survive during the fasting season. This image was shot in late November in Wapusk National Park - Manitoba - Canada. The bear is patiently waiting for the pack ice to form and go hunt. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #polarbear #bear #WapuskNationalPark #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #wildlifephotography

Photo by @daisygilardini | Scientists distinguish 19 different subpopulations of polar bears throughout the ice-covered waters of the circumpolar Arctic. For many of these populations their life has two seasons — the winter is the feasting season, spent hunting seal and roaming on the pack ice, while the summer is the fasting season when the absence of ice pushes the bears onto land with scarce food resources. During the last 36 years, more than 40 percent of the Arctic sea ice has melted. The ice is also forming later and melting earlier, which means less time for hunting and building the fat reserves necessary to survive during the fasting season. This image was shot in late November in Wapusk National Park - Manitoba - Canada. The bear is patiently waiting for the pack ice to form and go hunt. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #polarbear #bear #WapuskNationalPark #climatechange #climatechangeisreal  #wildlifephotography
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@natgeowild ・・・ #WorldOfWonders #Beautiful
Video by @daisygilardini |After three months in the warmth of a maternity den, newborn polar bears discover a new world made of white snow. Inquisitive by nature, this cub is entertaining himself with a snowball while his sibling and mama are trying to have a quiet nap.

Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes

#polarbear #bear #polar #wapusknationalpark #conservation #climatechange #motherhood

@natgeowild ・・・#WorldOfWonders #Beautiful
Video by @daisygilardini |After three months in the warmth of a maternity den, newborn polar bears discover a new world made of white snow. Inquisitive by nature, this cub is entertaining himself with a snowball while his sibling and mama are trying to have a quiet  nap.

Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes

#polarbear #bear #polar #wapusknationalpark #conservation #climatechange #motherhood
27 2 14 September, 2019
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@taralal

Melting into the snow. #throwback to my last amazing trip to the arctic during winter. It was a snowy wonderland. What’s it going be like in September? Hoping for beautiful fall colours, expecting some squelchy mud, and praying for wolves 🐺 #arcticadventure #wildlifephotography #churchillwild #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #wolves #travelwriter #wildlifeconservation #nikond5 @churchillwildsafaris

Melting into the snow. #throwback to my last amazing trip to the arctic during winter. It was a snowy wonderland. What’s it going be like in September? Hoping for beautiful fall colours, expecting some squelchy mud, and praying for wolves 🐺 #arcticadventure #wildlifephotography #churchillwild #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #wolves #travelwriter #wildlifeconservation #nikond5 @churchillwildsafaris
140 6 12 September, 2019
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@natgeowild

Wapusk National Park

Photo by @daisygilardini | Being able to observe polar bear cubs playing joyfully and tirelessly for hours is a photographer’s dream, but it’s certainly not an easy task. With temperatures that can drop below -40C, technical and physical challenges abound.

Cold is a challenge for your equipment as well as you yourself. If you’re uncomfortable you won’t be able to focus on the job. You must be clothed properly to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. Knowing how and when to apply layers while avoiding perspiration is vital.
Hydration is important but I’ve learned to manage my fluid intake.
Getting rid of surplus fluids is far from enjoyable in these conditions.

Even when you’re comfortable physically, you face the technical challenge of operating a camera with all its small buttons while wearing bulky gloves.
Finally you have to accept the fact that, after a while, parts of the camera will freeze, and you need to find a way to work around that.

Batteries tend to freeze first, followed by the control panels and back monitor.
It comes with practice. You must be skilled enough to work your camera in blind mode. The only way to learn is to keep shooting and hope for the best.

Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

#polarbear #bear #wapusknationalpark #manitoba #conservation
Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

Photo by @daisygilardini | Being able to observe polar bear cubs playing joyfully and tirelessly for hours is a photographer’s dream, but it’s certainly not an easy task. With temperatures that can drop below -40C, technical and physical challenges abound.

Cold is a challenge for your equipment as well as you yourself. If you’re uncomfortable you won’t be able to focus on the job. You must be clothed properly to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. Knowing how and when to apply layers while avoiding perspiration is vital. 
Hydration is important but I’ve learned to manage my fluid intake.
Getting rid of surplus fluids is far from enjoyable in these conditions.

Even when you’re comfortable physically, you face the technical challenge of operating a camera with all its small buttons while wearing bulky gloves.
Finally you have to accept the fact that, after a while, parts of the camera will freeze, and you need to find a way to work around that.

Batteries tend to freeze first, followed by the control panels and back monitor.
It comes with practice. You must be skilled enough to work your camera in blind mode. The only way to learn is to keep shooting and hope for the best.

Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

#polarbear #bear #wapusknationalpark #manitoba #conservation 
Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.
73,625 242 12 September, 2019
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Arctic fox near its den in Wapusk National Park, in Manitoba. Great summer camouflage for the landscape - made it hard to see and take pictures of!

Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) like to make their dens along beach ridges, which aren't really known for having lots of vegetation. But because of all the carcasses foxes bring to the den for their pups, and the nutrients they pass into the soil from urine/feces, lots of plants end up growing on the beach ridge around the fox dens. So not only do foxes alter the environment by digging dens, but they also make plants grow in an area where they normally wouldn't. Cool!

#ArcticFox #Vulpeslagopus #WapuskNationalPark #subarctic #nature #wildlife #Manitoba #animals #fox

Arctic fox near its den in Wapusk National Park, in Manitoba. Great summer camouflage for the landscape - made it hard to see and take pictures of!

Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) like to make their dens along beach ridges, which aren't really known for having lots of vegetation. But because of all the carcasses foxes bring to the den for their pups, and the nutrients they pass into the soil from urine/feces, lots of plants end up growing on the beach ridge around the fox dens. So not only do foxes alter the environment by digging dens, but they also make plants grow in an area where they normally wouldn't. Cool!

#ArcticFox #Vulpeslagopus #WapuskNationalPark #subarctic #nature #wildlife #Manitoba #animals #fox
11 1 9 September, 2019
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Wapusk National Park

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Two young males spar on the coast of Hudson Bay in Manitoba.

Polar bears are normally solitary, but each year, usually in November, they congregate in this area and wait for the water in the bay to freeze. They have to wait until the ice is thick enough to support their weight, so they can hunt for seals.

Play-fighting during this period is normal behaviour. It’s practice for more serious standoffs during mating season.

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Photo by @daisygilardini

Two young males spar on the coast of Hudson Bay in Manitoba.

Polar bears are normally solitary, but each year, usually in November, they congregate in this area and wait for the water in the bay to freeze. They have to wait until the ice is thick enough to support their weight, so they can hunt for seals.

Play-fighting during this period is normal behaviour. It’s practice for more serious standoffs during mating season.

#polarbear #bear #wapusknationalpark #manitoba #conservation #climatechange #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #westernidigital #daisygilardini
10,563 100 3 September, 2019
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Wapusk National Park

Lovey Family

“The bond between mother and offspring, and between sibling and sibling, is very strong,” observes National Geographic photographer, Daisy Gilardini. “It’s the only social structure among normally solitary polar bears to be recognized and identified by scientists.”

“Playing, chasing, wrestling, fighting, cuddling and napping together are all part of daily life for a young bear,” she explains. “The cubs engage in fun and games that prepare them for their roles later on in life. Once weaned the siblings will stick together for a while hunting and playing.”

“Mothers are extremely patient with their cubs,” she adds, “allowing them to bite, jump and pirouette all over and around her.”

Polar Bears are listed by IUCN as Vulnerable with a decreasing population.

📷 + 🗣 Daisy Gilardini @daisygilardini
ReGram: @natgeowild
— Filming location: Wapusk National Park📍Manitoba Canada
🔹 Follow Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence, Ambassador for Greenpeace, and Nikon Ambassador Switzerland, Daisy Gilardini’s Instagram for more stunning images and behind-the-scenes stories from around the world—> @daisygilardini
Or her web—> www.daisygilardini.com

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Lovey Family
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“The bond between mother and offspring, and between sibling and sibling, is very strong,” observes National Geographic photographer, Daisy Gilardini. “It’s the only social structure among normally solitary polar bears to be recognized and identified by scientists.”
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“Playing, chasing, wrestling, fighting, cuddling and napping together are all part of daily life for a young bear,” she explains. “The cubs engage in fun and games that prepare them for their roles later on in life. Once weaned the siblings will stick together for a while hunting and playing.”
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“Mothers are extremely patient with their cubs,” she adds, “allowing them to bite, jump and pirouette all over and around her.”
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Polar Bears are listed by IUCN as Vulnerable with a decreasing population.
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📷 + 🗣 Daisy Gilardini @daisygilardini
ReGram: @natgeowild
— Filming location: Wapusk National Park📍Manitoba Canada
🔹 Follow Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence, Ambassador for Greenpeace, and Nikon Ambassador Switzerland, Daisy Gilardini’s Instagram for more stunning images and behind-the-scenes stories from around the world—> @daisygilardini
Or her web—> www.daisygilardini.com
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#polarbear #bear #WapuskNationalPark #happy #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #motherhood #wildlifephotography #life #protectourspecies #instagood #conservation #picoftheday #beautiful #instacool #love #wildlife #photography #family #fridaysforfuture #wildlifephotography #climatebreakdown #extinctionrebellion #jointherebellion #gretathunberg
77 7 31 August, 2019
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Cape Churchill

Er, can we help you? 2 big guys check out their admirers as they spar under the #capechurchill tower in #wapusknationalpark. We parked at dawn and waited for the light and the bears. We were not disappointed. Image from 2013 #rovingtundrareporter #polarbear #polarbears #saveourseaice #sparring #spar #snow #wildlifeinaction #wildlifeincanada #canadianwildlife #travelmanitoba #manitoba #churchill #churchillmb #earlylight #goldenhour

Er, can we help you?  2 big guys check out their admirers as they spar under the #capechurchill tower in #wapusknationalpark. We parked at dawn and waited for the light and the bears. We were not disappointed. Image from 2013 #rovingtundrareporter #polarbear #polarbears #saveourseaice #sparring #spar #snow #wildlifeinaction #wildlifeincanada #canadianwildlife #travelmanitoba #manitoba #churchill #churchillmb #earlylight #goldenhour
86 1 30 August, 2019
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Hudson Bay, Manitoba, Canada

Photo by @daisygilardini | Two young males spar on the coast of Hudson Bay in Manitoba. Polar bears are normally solitary, but each year, usually in November, they congregate in this area and wait for the water in the bay to freeze. They have to wait until the ice is thick enough to support their weight, so they can hunt for seals. Play-fighting during this period is normal behavior. It’s practice for more serious standoffs during mating season.⁣

Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes.⁣

Photo by @daisygilardini | Two young males spar on the coast of Hudson Bay in Manitoba. Polar bears are normally solitary, but each year, usually in November, they congregate in this area and wait for the water in the bay to freeze. They have to wait until the ice is thick enough to support their weight, so they can hunt for seals. Play-fighting during this period is normal behavior. It’s practice for more serious standoffs during mating season.⁣
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Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes.⁣
22,197 51 29 August, 2019
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Wapusk National Park

The colours of Wapusk National Park. 😲💯 @randyapostol recently captured these amazing terrain photos of the remote park, and had this to say:
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“What a spectacular landscape of Manitoba’s Wapusk National Park. This 4,430 sq mi park is one of the wildest and most remote of Canadian landscapes. It includes a large part of Hudson James Lowlands, a subarctic region bordering Manitoba’s boreal forests and Arctic tundra of Nunavut. This has been the home and breeding den to Polar Bears, Caribou, numerous bird species, wolverines, foxes, arctic hares, and so on. It’s comprised of muskeg, peat bogs, sedge meadows and ponds that makes it difficult for people to explore as there is no road access.”

#lovecbcmb #cbcmanitoba #parkscanada #wapusknationalpark

The colours of Wapusk National Park. 😲💯 @randyapostol recently captured these amazing terrain photos of the remote park, and had this to say:
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“What a spectacular landscape of Manitoba’s Wapusk National Park. This 4,430 sq mi park is one of the wildest and most remote of Canadian landscapes. It includes a large part of Hudson James Lowlands, a subarctic region bordering Manitoba’s boreal forests and Arctic tundra of Nunavut. This has been the home and breeding den to Polar Bears, Caribou, numerous bird species, wolverines, foxes, arctic hares, and so on. It’s comprised of muskeg, peat bogs, sedge meadows and ponds that makes it difficult for people to explore as there is no road access.”
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#lovecbcmb #cbcmanitoba #parkscanada #wapusknationalpark
370 4 28 August, 2019

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Photo by @DaisyGilardini | “Hitching a ride” - In this particular episode a mother was resting with her two young cubs in a day den on her way to the pack ice to hunt. Day dens tend to be in wind-protected areas, where snowdrifts and trees form a natural shelter. She stayed there for several hours before she suddenly decided it was time to leave. She flopped downhill in deep snow when one of her two cubs decided it was more convenient to hitch a ride on mama’s behind. The cub jumped up and held on with a firm bite on mama’s furry backside — a charming and totally unexpected behaviour. Wildlife photography is all about patience and perseverance. Despite the challenging conditions and long hours waiting for something to happen, the experience of witnessing something so rare is beyond price. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #climatechange #gratitude

Photo by @DaisyGilardini | “Hitching a ride” - In this particular episode a mother was resting with her two young cubs in a day den on her way to the pack ice to hunt. Day dens tend to be in wind-protected areas, where snowdrifts and trees form a natural shelter. She stayed there for several hours before she suddenly decided it was time to leave. She flopped downhill in deep snow when one of her two cubs decided it was more convenient to hitch a ride on mama’s behind. The cub jumped up and held on with a firm bite on mama’s furry backside — a charming and totally unexpected behaviour. Wildlife photography is all about patience and perseverance. Despite the challenging conditions and long hours waiting for something to happen, the experience of witnessing something so rare is beyond price. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #climatechange #gratitude
1,254,940 10,109 11 June, 2019
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Wapusk National Park

Photo by @daisygilardini | Wapusk National Park - March 2019

After mama spent all day in the shelter of a day den in a grove of trees — resting, nursing and playing with her cubs — she decided it was time to continue her journey to reach to pack ice of Hudson’s Bay.

Peering through the trees, we could clearly see two ear tags.
Each tag has an individual identification number which corresponds to a lip tattoo. Information about the date and location of the initial capture, as well as health information for each bear, are listed in an electronic database. This helps scientists better understand the bears’ movements and health conditions.
Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes.
#polarbear #bear #polar #wapusknationalpark #conservation #climatechange #climatechangeisreal

Photo by @daisygilardini | Wapusk National Park - March 2019

After mama spent all day in the shelter of a day den in a grove of trees — resting, nursing and playing with her cubs — she decided it was time to continue her journey to reach to pack ice of Hudson’s Bay.

Peering through the trees, we could clearly see two ear tags. 
Each tag has an individual identification number which corresponds to a lip tattoo. Information about the date and location of the initial capture, as well as health information for each bear, are listed in an electronic database. This helps scientists better understand the bears’ movements and health conditions. 
Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. 
#polarbear #bear #polar #wapusknationalpark #conservation #climatechange #climatechangeisreal
121,830 456 18 October, 2019
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Wapusk National Park

Photo by @daisygilardini | Female polar bear reach sexual maturity between 4- and 5-years-old. Males reach maturity later, and begin mating when 8- to 10-years-old.

Mating season is generally in April and May, but delayed implantation — embryonic diapause — means that fetal development will not begin until September or October.

The delay assures that the cub is born during the best time of year for survival. It allows the female time to reach peak physical condition for giving birth, which in turn allows her to devote all her energy to nurse her newborn cubs.

If the mother is not in good health or doesn’t have sufficient fat reserves, embryonic implantation will fail.

Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

#bear #polarbear #wapusknationalPark #manitoba #canada #wildlifephotography

Photo by @daisygilardini | Female polar bear reach sexual maturity between 4- and 5-years-old. Males reach maturity later, and begin mating when 8- to 10-years-old.

Mating season is generally in April and May, but delayed implantation — embryonic diapause — means that fetal development will not begin until September or October.

The delay assures that the cub is born during the best time of year for survival. It allows the female time to reach peak physical condition for giving birth, which in turn allows her to devote all her energy to nurse her newborn cubs.

If the mother is not in good health or doesn’t have sufficient fat reserves, embryonic implantation will fail.

Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

#bear #polarbear #wapusknationalPark #manitoba #canada #wildlifephotography
132,869 622 10 October, 2019
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Wapusk National Park

Photo by @daisygilardini | Mother polar bears in the Hudson Bay region exit their maternity dens with their newborn in February March.
Once cubs leave the warmth of the den, they have to face frigid temperatures that can easily drop to -50C° with wind chill.
Mother bears are particularly attentive and caring for the little ones while heading to Hudson Bay to hunt seals. They often stop to nurse and rest. In the event of a storm, they dig small “day dens” in snowdrifts to shelter their cubs from the elements.
Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

#turningthetide #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalPark #minitoba #canada #wildlifephotography

Photo by @daisygilardini |  Mother polar bears in the Hudson Bay region exit their maternity dens with their newborn in February March.
Once cubs leave the warmth of the den, they have to face frigid temperatures that can easily drop to -50C° with wind chill.
Mother bears are particularly attentive and caring for the little ones while heading to Hudson Bay to hunt seals. They often stop to nurse and rest. In the event of a storm, they dig small “day dens” in snowdrifts to shelter their cubs from the elements. 
Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

#turningthetide #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalPark #minitoba #canada #wildlifephotography
131,553 606 19 September, 2019
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Wapusk National Park

Video by @daisygilardini |After three months in the warmth of a maternity den, newborn polar bears discover a new world made of white snow. Inquisitive by nature, this cub is entertaining himself with a snowball while his sibling and mama are trying to have a quiet nap.

Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes

#polarbear #bear #polar #wapusknationalpark #conservation #climatechange #motherhood

Video by @daisygilardini |After three months in the warmth of a maternity den, newborn polar bears discover a new world made of white snow. Inquisitive by nature, this cub is entertaining himself with a snowball while his sibling and mama are trying to have a quiet  nap.

Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes

#polarbear #bear #polar #wapusknationalpark #conservation #climatechange #motherhood
89,622 670 16 August, 2019
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Photo and video by @daisygilardini | Wapusk National Park in Manitoba (Canada). Polar bear mothers and their infant cubs generally emerge from their maternity dens in March and April, when the cubs are strong enough to survive conditions outside and are ready to make their first trek to the sea ice.

Leaving the den is a slow process. The mother will stay near the den for several days while the cubs get used to the cold and explore their new world. Their departure from the den coincides with seals' annual birthing season on the pack ice in Hudson’s Bay — easy food for the polar bear mother, who has been fasting for months.

Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #polarbear #bear #polar #wapusknationalpark #conservation #climatechange

Photo and video by @daisygilardini | Wapusk National Park in Manitoba (Canada). Polar bear mothers and their infant cubs generally emerge from their maternity dens in March and April, when the cubs are strong enough to survive conditions outside and are ready to make their first trek to the sea ice.

Leaving the den is a slow process. The mother will stay near the den for several days while the cubs get used to the cold and explore their new world. Their departure from the den coincides with seals' annual birthing season on the pack ice in Hudson’s Bay — easy food for the polar bear mother, who has been fasting for months.

Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.  #polarbear #bear #polar #wapusknationalpark #conservation #climatechange
198,739 679 12 March, 2019
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Wapusk National Park

Photo and video by @daisygilardini | Wapusk National

Polar bears need to stay dry and clean, because wet, matted fur is a poor insulator.

As soon as mama bear exited the den, she started to clean herself, by rolling around in the snow. Not long afterwards, two adorable cubs emerged from the den.

Wapusk National Park is the world’s southernmost denning area for polar bears. Female bears usually start to dig maternity dens in the fall. Expecting mothers dig into the raised peat soil found in palsa formations on the leeward side of snowdrifts that build up over time along riverbanks and lake shores.

The resulting snow/earth cave needs to be large enough that she can turn around in, but small enough to keep her and her newborn cubs warm.

#polarbear #bear #polar #wapusknationalpark #conservation #climatechange

Photo and video by @daisygilardini | Wapusk National

Polar bears need to stay dry and clean, because wet, matted fur is a poor insulator.

As soon as mama bear exited the den, she started to clean herself, by rolling around in the snow. Not long afterwards, two adorable cubs emerged from the den.

Wapusk National Park is the world’s southernmost denning area for polar bears. Female bears usually start to dig maternity dens in the fall. Expecting mothers dig into the raised peat soil found in palsa formations on the leeward side of snowdrifts that build up over time along riverbanks and lake shores.

The resulting snow/earth cave needs to be large enough that she can turn around in, but small enough to keep her and her newborn cubs warm.

#polarbear #bear #polar #wapusknationalpark #conservation #climatechange
185,612 394 14 March, 2019
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Wapusk National Park

Photo by Daisy Gilardini | Two young males spar on the coast of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada. Usually solitary animals, in November polar bears congregate around this area to wait for the bay to freeze to take off on the pack ice to hunt for seals. Playfights during this period are common, and it is good practice for more serious standoffs that take place during mating season. Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada.
Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes.

#WapuskNationalPark #PolarBear #BEAR #manitoba #canada #wildlifephotography #climatechangeisreal

Photo by Daisy Gilardini | Two young males spar on the coast of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada. Usually solitary animals, in November polar bears congregate around this area to wait for the bay to freeze to take off on the pack ice to hunt for seals. Playfights during this period are common, and it is good practice for more serious standoffs that take place during mating season. Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada. 
Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes.

#WapuskNationalPark #PolarBear #BEAR #manitoba  #canada #wildlifephotography #climatechangeisreal
68,085 189 29 September, 2019
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Milk is extremely important. It’s unique to every species because it contains specific nutrients and antibodies.

A polar bear mother’s milk has a creamy texture. According to University of Alberta biologist Andrew Derocher, it’s a bit chalky, salty and fishy — fishy, because it has a lot of oils which come from the bears’ diet of seal blubber. It’s salty and chalky because of its mineral content, which includes sodium.

It’s creamy because of the high fat content, which varies depending on the age of the cubs. The younger the cubs, the fatter the milk.
At an early stage, the fat content can be as much as 40%. This is because polar bear cubs are born underdeveloped and need a certain amount of fat-rich nutrients to sustain their growth.

#motherhood #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #canada #Nikon #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #westerndigital

Photo by @daisygilardini | Milk is extremely important. It’s unique to every species because it contains specific nutrients and antibodies.

A polar bear mother’s milk has a creamy texture. According to University of Alberta biologist Andrew Derocher, it’s a bit chalky, salty and fishy — fishy, because it has a lot of oils which come from the bears’ diet of seal blubber. It’s salty and chalky because of its mineral content, which includes sodium.

It’s creamy because of the high fat content, which varies depending on the age of the cubs. The younger the cubs, the fatter the milk. 
At an early stage, the fat content can be as much as 40%. This is because polar bear cubs are born underdeveloped and need a certain amount of fat-rich nutrients to sustain their growth.

#motherhood #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #canada #Nikon #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #westerndigital
20,202 235 17 June, 2019