Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tina's Pic Story - Bored Bear

Tina’s meme *Goodies for a pleasant life* is a fun one, especially in the weekly photo meme Pic Story. In these digital times, many photos are taken and stored on our computers – happily this meme is available to showcase our photo memories. The theme this week is open.

Full disclosure means that this photo has been seen before. Yet, still a memory that evokes a smile. And it was captured originally on film from a Pentax K1000 manual SLR camera. The print has held up well despite its age.

I snapped this at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha Nebraska in 1983. The day was hot and humid, a stifling 102°F (39°C). The Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) was not in his/her pool, but was lying on his back. It seems as if maybe he had a bad meal or has a hangover or some malady. Which may be only an act. Real or imagined, it remains a fun pose. Despite the heat, I am happy I captured this!


Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

Sweet baer! Thanks for explaining *PicStory* so wonderful and linking up with this lovely photo! :) LG Tina

Cildemer said...

He he he! Funny bear!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful shot;o)

Have a nice and happy day****

Pia said...

I like Polar Bears and I like this photo, you captured a funny moment!

Liebe Grüße,

elke said...

I like thia photo very much! A great bear!!!


Tina said...

Thanks for your motivating comment :) LG Tina

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

Congratulation! You are voted first! Join us again, if you like :) LG Tina