During our trip to the NC Zoo we reached the polar bear enclosure just as a polar bear decided to take his afternoon exercise. I was awed watching the sheer power that the polar bear displayed during its swim. There are two polar bears, a male and a female, but I don’t know which one this was. I do get a kick out of the way the bear looks like it’s giggling.

I edited the photo by cropping, slightly adjusting lighting and saturation, then adding Orton-ish and a frame. I could have just cropped the photo, but I think the Picasa edits give more contrast and make a more interesting photo. The original is below.