Lions, tigers and bears. Oh my.
May 6, 2004 11:08 AM   Subscribe

Polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba. Wildlife photographer Ken Bereskin has a nice collection of polar bears frolicking in the snow. This itchy bear is so frustrated, he's using the rippled ice of a frozen lake to scratch himself. If you need a change of temperature, he also has over 500 images of wildlife from Uganda and Kenya, including big cats (a mother cuddling with her cubs, a cheetah chomping down on a gazelle, and a young lioness shredding a skeleton to pieces), great apes, and other wildlife (the lowly hyena eating the cheetah's leftovers, a black-headed heron eating a venomous boomslang snake, and a scary-looking vulture taking it all in from above). He also has a smaller collection of desert wildlife from the dunes of Etoshia National Park in Namibia. (His real job is working for Apple, and he has a Panther blog that hasn't been updated in eons, but evidently that's not as much fun as chasing after hungry carnivorous animals in the sweltering heat, or risking frostbite in the snow).
posted by invisible ink (5 comments total)

 
Brave guy, I hope he carries a knife.
posted by the cuban at 11:54 AM on May 6, 2004


wow, those are so beautiful.
posted by degan at 12:37 PM on May 6, 2004


Great stuff, plus I think "boomslang snake" is the coolest animal name I've heard in quite some time.
posted by eyebeam at 1:49 PM on May 6, 2004


Thanks everyone:-) My first FPP, I'm glad it went well.
posted by invisible ink at 3:29 PM on May 6, 2004


Polar Bears are cool... just make sure they don't rip your arms off!
(Also: here's another nice polar bear picture.)
posted by Hankins at 4:05 PM on May 6, 2004


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