The coastline of the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba has finally taken on its winter appearance, making the icy shores ideal for a polar bear. The rough icy ridges make it difficult for humans to trek across, but this landscape is what a Polar Bear is accustomed to. Sharp claws, paws which can be 12 inches across, five toes on each foot and a rough pad on the bottom provides the right consistency for a Polar Bear to easily walk across the icy surface.
Keeping an ear open and being on watch for any unusual sounds or movements, the Polar Bear is a force which should never be reckoned with especially during the onset of winter when hunger is their first concern.
Polar Bear, Ursus maritimus, on the icy fringes of Hudson Bay, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
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