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Polar Bear Hug (Awesome Photo's)
The Great White Hunter ^ | 2/1/10 | Ryan Benson

Posted on 02/01/2010 9:40:00 AM PST by Korah

Photographer Norbert Rosing, wanted to shoot some photos of some sled dogs with the sunset as a backdrop. So he found the perfect spot around Canada’s Hudson Bay. He had it all set up with a local who tethered his dogs to a stake for the shoot. The photographer set his equipment up at a distance to allow for the right effect from the sunset in the background and just as he was ready to begin the shoot, an unexpected visitor arrived.


What you will see in the accompanying photos is a polar bear doing something so unexpected, that it almost defies logic. The owner thought for sure his dogs were finished, but instead of showing up for dinner the Polar bear just wanted a hug. What happens should bring to remembrance Isaiah 11:6;


"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little child shall lead them.”


One day this will be a reality and sights like these pictured will be the rule. From what the owner of the dogs said, the polar bear kept returning every evening for the next two weeks to play and get some love from his new found friend.

There's more photos here at the

"Great White Hunter's blog".





TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dogs; nature; photos; polarbears

1 posted on 02/01/2010 9:40:00 AM PST by Korah
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To: Korah

WOW! Thanks,for posting.


2 posted on 02/01/2010 9:43:40 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Korah

This photo must be faked because Noah Wyle said all of the Polar Bears are stranded on ice bergs because of global warming.


3 posted on 02/01/2010 9:45:04 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: Korah
"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them.”

Thus in fact it was before the flood and hopefully one day may be again.

4 posted on 02/01/2010 9:47:35 AM PST by wendy1946
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To: Korah

Pretty cool!

I hope the Polar bear isn’t just feeling him up for fat content...


5 posted on 02/01/2010 9:48:12 AM PST by Pessimist (u)
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To: Korah

bttt


6 posted on 02/01/2010 9:49:34 AM PST by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma; Jeff Head

Just wow.


7 posted on 02/01/2010 9:51:33 AM PST by amom
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To: All

wow...


8 posted on 02/01/2010 9:53:13 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: frogjerk
It's only a matter of time before the ice melts right out from under this polar bear too!


9 posted on 02/01/2010 9:53:53 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: Korah

I hope these photos are real and not like the photos of the cheetah brothers “playing” with a baby impala that were posted in the UK Daily Mail yesterday.


10 posted on 02/01/2010 9:55:46 AM PST by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: Korah
Next in the series picture..


11 posted on 02/01/2010 9:57:11 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Pessimist
"...I hope the Polar bear isn’t just feeling him up for fat content..."

I was thinking pretty much the same thing. Maybe more along the line of whether the dog would be better rare, medium or well...but not too far from your take.

Your handle speaks volumes.

12 posted on 02/01/2010 9:57:28 AM PST by skimbell
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To: JoeProBono

Amazing animal photos ping!


13 posted on 02/01/2010 9:57:41 AM PST by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: Korah

Sweet Jesus.

There is a similar story out of Africa where a lioness stayed with a small gazelle and nurtured it while not eating for weeks. She literally almost starved herself to help this baby. Alas, she was too week to fend off a predator of her own species.

“The Lion laid down with the Lamb.”

I’m getting rather introspective lately. Please don’t flame away or take it personally.


14 posted on 02/01/2010 9:59:27 AM PST by poobear
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To: frogjerk

This photo must be faked because Noah Wyle said all of the Polar Bears are stranded on ice bergs because of global warming.

Could this photo be taken close to the melting glaciers?


15 posted on 02/01/2010 10:00:49 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Korah

16 posted on 02/01/2010 10:05:14 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Korah

Wonder if it was a female bear who had lost her cubs. (Bears typically give birth to two cubs every year in spring.)


17 posted on 02/01/2010 10:25:02 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts)
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To: a fool in paradise; maddog55
This polar bear is worth saving ... He is a victim of man.

This one is not ... He is an Evil Nazi-esque Hunter.


18 posted on 02/01/2010 10:26:15 AM PST by TexGuy (If it has the slimmest of chances of being considered sarcasm ... IT IS!)
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To: Korah

JUNIOR!!! How many times have I told you not to play with your food!


19 posted on 02/01/2010 10:26:22 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts)
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To: stanz; NautiNurse

Awww...


20 posted on 02/01/2010 10:26:58 AM PST by nutmeg (Congratulations Senator-elect Scott Brown!!! Gas up the truck!!!)
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To: Korah

These came out a while ago. For whatever reason the bear just wanted to play, and wasn’t in a hungry mood.


21 posted on 02/01/2010 10:38:35 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Google "polar bear vs sled dog" for lots more.

I especially like the one where the bear is hugging the dog like a little girl would hug her doll. It is uber-adorable.

There is also Youtube contrent of this subject.

22 posted on 02/01/2010 11:16:23 AM PST by I Buried My Guns
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To: Korah

Scientists tell us that bears and dogs share a common ancestor. About 38 million years ago, the bear and dog lines separated into two distinct groups. The bear group began to walk on the soles of their feet while the dog group (called “canids” which includes modern day dogs, wolves and foxes) continued to walk on their toes. As bears evolved into omnivores, which means they began to include plant material in their diet, their gut became longer. Since plants take longer to digest than meat, plant eating animals need longer guts than carnivores. The bears teeth also changed over time. Canids tear their food when they eat, and have typical carnivorous teeth - small pointed front teeth and pointed molars. But bears crush and grind their food and therefore have short front teeth and rounded molars.

They are also both in the order of mammals known as carnivora, and in the same suborder, caniformia, along with weasels, racoons, and seals. So they are fairly closely related, which suggests a fairly recent common ancestor.
Source(s):
US Fish and Wildlife Services


23 posted on 02/01/2010 11:21:43 AM PST by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: fullchroma

There is a video of something similar on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE-Nyt4Bmi8


24 posted on 02/01/2010 11:31:43 AM PST by RedWhiteBlue
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To: a fool in paradise

Some wildlife group was using this photo to highlight the dire straits in which this bear finds heimself, stranded (oh my God) on this little piece of ice.
This bear, also known as Ursus Marinus, can swim, like all bears.
If you’re escaping a bear, run faster than your buddy but don’t jump in the pond.


25 posted on 02/01/2010 11:38:30 AM PST by namvolunteer
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To: wendy1946

“The lion and the lamb shall lay down together; but the lamb won’t get much sleep.”

—Woody Allen


26 posted on 02/01/2010 11:48:08 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: RedWhiteBlue

Wow, that was sweet. Now I want a dog AND a bear.


27 posted on 02/01/2010 2:38:43 PM PST by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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