Photographing Polar Bears

Planning to get up close and personal with Polar Bears? Rick Sammon has written some interesting tips on photographing Polar Bears near the Arctic Circle at Shutterbug. Here are some of his tips:

Photo by Rick Sammon

• Be prepared for up-close-and-personal experiences with polar bears.
• Bring your iPod. There is little privacy on the Buggies; all that separates you from the 19 other guests in your sleeping Buggy is a touch-fastener curtain.
• Be patient. Sometimes you’ll go for hours without seeing a polar bear.
• Be prepared for one of the greatest photographic adventures of your life. Just remember to take a break from picture taking to enjoy the close encounters with the magnificent polar bears.

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