The Yeti, also known as the Abominable Snowman, is a mysterious bipedal creature said to live in the mountains of Asia. It sometimes leaves tracks in snow, but is also said to dwell below the Himalayan snow line. Despite dozens of expeditions into the remote mountain regions of Russia, China, and Nepal, the existence of the Yeti remains unproven.
This is actually a polar bear, and not being used to the South African heat they take frequent swims in their pool.
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jemaflor (100029) 2013-06-17 8:00
Good idea with this close up well managed, perfect light and sharpness and congratulations for your funny title, well made.
EstudioChispa (2178) 2013-06-17 8:45
Great management of shadow detail. The close-up, removing the feet from the context of the whole animal, allows the viewer to both study the details and imagine infinite possibilities for what might constitute the whole. A yeti? Yes, perhaps! A wookie? Perhaps! A muppet? etc., etc....
ktanska (28365) 2013-06-17 9:48
Quite a fun one. Excellent sharp details of wet fur. You give a strong impression of being quite next to it, but obviously there needs to be some distance, or at least a glass between.
emka (102452) 2013-06-17 13:50
hahaha, funny shot. Poor polar bear in South African heat. Interesting crop. You were quite close to it. Excellent sharpness.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-06-17 15:26
polar bears are wonderful creatures of nature, combining a wrathful power with a charm excessing that of our childhood teddy bears. you focused on the second part of it, look at those puffy paws :)
your photo makes me wanna go for some petting, though i still have some years to see, hopefully :)
jjcordier (79297) 2013-06-17 23:26
Amusant gros blanc sur ce "yéti" d'Afrique du Sud. Ce pauvre ours polaire doit se demander ce qu'il fait dans ce pays si chaud!
holmertz (56045) 2013-06-18 1:39
An unusual way of showing an animal, but along with the title it is an amusing picture. The wet fur is very well captured. It's just sad to see a polar bear in an environment that is totally unsuited for it.
sevy (58) 2013-06-18 1:41
More than Yeti, It makes me think for the Ewoks in Star Wars.
Fun your idea of close up only on the rear legs.