Polar Bear, Munich, Germany

MARCH 2019 – A polar bear takes a nap at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

I’m not a big fan of photographing at the zoo, because there is a ceratin sadness to the captured animals. However, every now and then I’m tempted to pull out my phone and photograph a nice moment or scenery.

This image of a polar bear is part of a series of shots that show him prior, during, and after the (very short) nap. My position was perfect, and I love the total relaxation of the animal. Apparently he was quite tired and just needed that nap. I don’t like the concrete surroundings, but that’s what you get at the zoo. At least, the polar bear blends pretty well with the rest of the image.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time30-MAR-2019, 11:43
LocationMunich, Germany
CameraSamsung Galaxy S5 neo (SM-G903F)
ISO50
Exposure1/100 sec at f/1.9
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4608 x 2592 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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