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Polar Bears!

Posted by Laurie Frost on May 17, 2010

While browsing at the US Geological Survey’s photo collections, I thought I’d have a look around, and what I found in its Animals album are some more polar bear images for you. Based on blog stats, public domain images of polar bears are popular, so add these to the three posts of mine that featured the bears last year (one, two, three).

Interestingly, a number of these shots were credited to a Coast Guard photographer, so I thought I’d have a look there, too, and while I was at it, check to see if the US Fish and Wildlife Service had any new pictures.

 

Title: On Thin Ice
Description: A polar bear slides across thin Arctic Ocean ice Aug. 21, 2009.
Date Taken: 8/21/2009
Photographer: Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard

Title: Polar Bear
Description: A polar bear rests on the ice Aug. 23, 2009, after following the Coast Guard Cutter Healy for nearly an hour.
Date Taken: 8/23/2009
Photographer: Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard

Title: Polar Bear Breaks Ice
Description: A polar bear breaks through thin Actic Ocean ice Aug. 23, 2009.
Photographer:  Canadian Coast Guard

Title: Polar Bear
Description: A polar bear walks on the Arctic Ocean ice Aug. 23, 2009.
Date Taken: 8/23/2009
Photographer: Patrick Kelley,  U.S. Coast Guard

Title: Polar Bear
Description: A polar bear walks on the Arctic Ocean ice Aug. 21, 2009.
Date Taken: 8/21/2009
Photographer: Patrick Kelley,  U.S. Coast Guard


Title: Surviving in the Arctic
Description: This image is of two polar bears cuddled together on a piece of Arctic sea ice, surrounded by ocean water and thin layers of sea ice. This image allows for a deeper understanding of the endangered species and highlights the need for USGS research to help in their protection.
 9/1/2008
Photographer: Jessica Robertson, U.S. Geological Survey

 

Over at the Coast Guard’s photo gallery :

091023-G-7265M-065 Polar Bear

091023-G-7265M-065 Polar Bear

ARCTIC OCEAN – A polar bear seen from the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, homeported in Seattle, Oct. 23, 2009. The Polar Sea transported different groups of scientists through the Arctic Ocean in support of various research projects. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns

091005-G-7265M-144 Waking Cub

091005-G-7265M-144 Waking Cub

ARCTIC OCEAN – A polar bear cub wakes after being sedated by researchers studying bears on the pack ice in the Northern Arctic region, Oct. 5, 2009. The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, homeported in Seattle, is transporting the scientists to the far north. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns

From the US Fish & Wildlife Service [USFWS]:

Two polar bears in the distance. Credit: Steve Hillebrand / USFWS

Polar bear with cub. Credit: Scott Schliebe / USFWS

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3 Responses to “Polar Bears!”

  1. Anna said

    so we can use these photos?

    • havealittletalk said

      Yes, they are in the public domain so you can use them without charges or permissions, but you should credit your source (the photographer and then US Coast Guard or USFWS, depending on the picture you choose).

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