Submerged, Polar Bears

Ursa Among Stars
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The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) among bubbles streaked by motion appeared the classic Ursa as in the constellations of Ursa Minor and Ursa Major external link.


Submerged Polar Bears external link   •  San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 February 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:09:53 Wednesday 13 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TNT_9334
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Totally Submerged
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This polar bear at the San Diego zoo curled as he submerged almost into a fetal position.


Submerged Polar Bears external link   •  San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 February 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:09:04 Wednesday 13 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9899
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Swam And Exhaled Bubbles
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This polar bear at the San Diego zoo began to swim under water. It exhaled a few bubbles as it swam.


Submerged Polar Bears external link   •  San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 February 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:09:08 Wednesday 13 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9900
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Rock As Ice
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An artificial rock that jutted out over the surface of the water represented a large chunk of floating ice.


Submerged Polar Bears external link   •  San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 February 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:09:09 Wednesday 13 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9902
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Played With A Ball
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Here the polar bear played with a ball under the water. In modern zoos, many animals enjoy playing with especially tough balls.


Submerged Polar Bears external link   •  San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 February 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:09:52 Wednesday 13 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TNT_9333
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Head Above Water
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The polar bear exhibit at the San Diego Zoo featured huge window looking into their tank. Here the bear had just surfaced for a brief breath of air.


Submerged Polar Bears external link   •  San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 February 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:08:58 Wednesday 13 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9897
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