‘Tocktober: icy cold, submerged paw pad edition

It’s like this guy just did a perfect dive and kersplooshed into the pool.

Must have been a triple lindy.


The end!, originally uploaded by ucumari.

Regina C., extra points for difficulty.

Comments

  1. How on earth would one get a photo like that? LOL! Great shot.

  2. Wow, now THERE’S a unique perspective.

  3. misscrisp says:

    It’s a squinty smiley face!

  4. Okay, that made my day.

  5. Man. Those are some big old claws.

  6. One oz blue curacao
    One oz creme de cacao
    One polar bear

    mmm

  7. luvinmalssomuch says:

    Awesome Pawsomes. A ’10’. yeah I’ll give it a ’10’!

  8. gosh, you just gotta be impressed by pawsies of such magnitude.

  9. the hovertext made me giggle like a schoolgirl

  10. Tocks and Toes

    Roll over snicker.

  11. Ahn! I luff polar bears!

  12. One day at the Central Park Zoo, a polar bear pushed off from the glass side of his/her enclosure, right at eye level. The paw was larger than my HEAD. I kid you not.

  13. best hover-text ever!

  14. Judge 1: 10
    Judge 2: 9.7
    Judge 3: 1.4 – He’s still impaired from the bun of yesterday.

  15. Beavis's Human says:

    OMG! I love this shot! Very very cool!

  16. Beavis's Human says:

    OMG! I love this shot! Very very cool!

  17. Beavis's Human says:

    OMG! I love this shot! Very very cool!

  18. Beavis's Human says:

    OMG! I love this shot! Very very cool!

  19. Beavis's Human says:

    OMG! I love this shot! Very very cool!

  20. Beavis's Human says:

    OMG! I love this shot! Very very cool!

  21. Beavis's Human says:

    Oh gees…didn’t notice the hover text until I read Meatcup’s post. Made me giggle, too!

  22. Beavis's Human says:

    Oh gees…didn’t notice the hover text until I read Meatcup’s post. Made me giggle, too!

  23. Beavis's Human says:

    Oh gees…didn’t notice the hover text until I read Meatcup’s post. Made me giggle, too!

  24. Beavis's Human says:

    Oh gees…didn’t notice the hover text until I read Meatcup’s post. Made me giggle, too!

  25. Beavis's Human says:

    Oh gees…didn’t notice the hover text until I read Meatcup’s post. Made me giggle, too!

  26. Beavis's Human says:

    Oh gees…didn’t notice the hover text until I read Meatcup’s post. Made me giggle, too!

  27. yeah, barely noticed the tocks cuz of those ginormous muffin paws

  28. Beavis's Human says:

    On this person’s flikr site there are more great shots. I esp like the one where it looks like the polar bear is being shy, with is paws up covering his face. I don’t know how to post a link, or I would. Sorwy.

  29. Beavis's Human says:

    On this person’s flikr site there are more great shots. I esp like the one where it looks like the polar bear is being shy, with is paws up covering his face. I don’t know how to post a link, or I would. Sorwy.

  30. Beavis's Human says:

    On this person’s flikr site there are more great shots. I esp like the one where it looks like the polar bear is being shy, with is paws up covering his face. I don’t know how to post a link, or I would. Sorwy.

  31. Beavis's Human says:

    On this person’s flikr site there are more great shots. I esp like the one where it looks like the polar bear is being shy, with is paws up covering his face. I don’t know how to post a link, or I would. Sorwy.

  32. Beavis's Human says:

    On this person’s flikr site there are more great shots. I esp like the one where it looks like the polar bear is being shy, with is paws up covering his face. I don’t know how to post a link, or I would. Sorwy.

  33. Beavis's Human says:

    On this person’s flikr site there are more great shots. I esp like the one where it looks like the polar bear is being shy, with is paws up covering his face. I don’t know how to post a link, or I would. Sorwy.

  34. LOLOL @ the hover text …

    how cheeky … :)

    BTW, has anyone heard how little Knut the German Polar Bear is lately ???

  35. Wow. I’ve never looked up a polar bear’s booty before. This is a first.

  36. Him’s got big feets.

  37. Bear Butt!

  38. ThreeCatNight says:

    Totally adorable pawtocks!

  39. Yah, I don’t think I can fit one of those paws into my mouf.

  40. To Lyrical,
    and one big ice cube!

  41. Isn’t that a town in MA?

    Paw’tock’sit

    hehe

  42. What’s up, Polar Butt?

  43. the zoo here in portland has wonderful under-water viewing windows like this and you can get some fantastic photo’s! the bears are so animated and its a ball watching them play and interact with the people behind the glass.
    I love this picture!

  44. The Polar Bear:

    1. Place into very large cold-water pool:
    1/2 oz creme de cacao
    1/2 oz peppermint schnapps

    2. Top with ‘tocks
    3. Drink upside down

  45. those look like big floofy polar bear slippers to me :D

  46. Awsome picture guys, I love polar bears!!

  47. AH! Bear chilly bunz! (oohh sounds duurrtie LOL)
    :)
    http://www.theworldaround.us

  48. Kiragirl — re: steps #2 and #3 — we’re not exactly Cirque du Soleil here, y’know.

  49. acelightning says:

    For some strange reason, I suddenly find myself craving a cola drink…

  50. Oreo cookie toesicles!!!

  51. Dude, those are some feets.

  52. I don’t think this is very cute. Sorry, it’s prob due to my anti-bear issues.

  53. Cheryl Robinson-Atwood says:

    BEAR ‘TOCKS!!!

    Uhhmmm, bare ‘tocks??

  54. How cutes! Acelightening, that picture should be a new ad for Coca-Cola!

  55. Looks like he did a Cannonball to me! :-)

  56. Valerie / ucumari says:

    Glad everyone likes my photo! Thanks for blogging it!
    Please see my polar bear set on Flickr!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucumari/sets/72057594085129925/

  57. this photo is beautiful!

  58. Beavis's Human says:

    Hey, Valerie! I looked at tons of your pictures today, and all I can say is BEAUTIFUL! You take great photos.

  59. Beavis's Human says:

    Hey, Valerie! I looked at tons of your pictures today, and all I can say is BEAUTIFUL! You take great photos.

  60. Beavis's Human says:

    Hey, Valerie! I looked at tons of your pictures today, and all I can say is BEAUTIFUL! You take great photos.

  61. Beavis's Human says:

    Hey, Valerie! I looked at tons of your pictures today, and all I can say is BEAUTIFUL! You take great photos.

  62. Beavis's Human says:

    Hey, Valerie! I looked at tons of your pictures today, and all I can say is BEAUTIFUL! You take great photos.

  63. Beavis's Human says:

    Hey, Valerie! I looked at tons of your pictures today, and all I can say is BEAUTIFUL! You take great photos.

  64. MUCH appreciated Beavis’s Human!

  65. Yitzysmommie says:

    ‘tocks? toes? Can’t decide which I like best. Good thing I’m home now, where I can wander around muttering tocks? toes? and my husband knows to blame CO!

  66. this photo is GREAT! I love those big fuzzy feet! :)

  67. do animals even like having their pictures taken like that

  68. debg, was the polar bear the Great Gus? He is an awesome lap swimmer, and does a mighty flip-turn.

    Gus is the polar bear who became famous a few years back for his OCD-like repetitive behaviors. His handlers figured that Gus was depressed, and they went all-out to help him. Gus got a totally refurbished habitat with lots of stimulation, and a couple of girlfriends, and the difference was almost immediate. Now Gus is like a different bear. He is incredibly charming, and you’d never know he was the famous “depressed bear.”

  69. HRH, I think this is Knut here. He seems to be having issues with a Blanket:
    http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/10/16/i-has-a-blanket-noo-they-be-stealin-my-blanket/#comments

  70. gravyboat says:

    This is one of my most favorite cuteoverload photos EVAR!!!

  71. Hey guys! This bears name is Willy! He resides at the North Carolina Zoo!

  72. Makes me want to join the Polar Bear Club !!!

  73. Andrea|Nash says:

    Fantastic Valerie! Thanks!

  74. Yay, Val, you made Cute Overload! :-)

  75. What a teensy tail on a big old butt.

  76. Piggalette says:

    Aww man! I was just at the NC zoo a few weeks ago and he was off exhibit that day. *Major pout session*

  77. Valerie- wonderful photographs, reach out and touch is now my background picture.

  78. This is such a great picture, First I find the doggy steps I have been looking for , and then I find this great picture, haha – This is becoming a great day already!

    Here is where I found my doggy steps BTW,

    http://www.swimmingpoolknowledge.com/pool-pup

    Ok, Have a good day everyone,

    I am off to work!

  79. Hey , sorry about that guys the link to the doggie steps is actually

    http://www.swimmingpoolknowledge.com/reviews/pool-pup-swimming-pool-steps-for-dogs

    Got ta run , see you’ll soon!

  80. Just went to my kids Scholastic Book Fair. There is a whole kid book (fact kind, not fiction) about Knut. Wheee! ;)

  81. one of the erins says:

    Off topic… this is kind of a public service announcement… Has anyone heard about the woman in Rochelle, IL who had hundreds of cats, dogs, and birds in her house? It was pretty much a worst-case-scenario tragedy. It’s kind of near where I live actually, and the local airport near me is housing the animals for now.

    http://www.rrstar.com/homepage/x1633042228

    If anyone lives in the area they need volunteers!

  82. luvinmalssomuch says:
  83. JuleeJulee says:

    Hey, it’s Iorek Byrnison!! I HIGHLY recommend Philip Pullman’s “The Golden Compass” — it’s a fabulous book! I just hope the movie version can do it justice.

  84. turbofloof says:

    Hover text – HIGHlarious! P.B. tocks – AWESOME!

  85. Bottoms Up!

  86. Well… To a polar bear, you are a slow stupid seal. I have a hard time thinking of anything that would eat me without a second thought as cute.

  87. Beth Rules! #1 says:

    I GET NO RESPECT!

  88. Anonymous says:

    Jeez, I sure hope that all the comments like Kate’s are sly references to Mr. Stephen Colbert. ;)

    But…ohh, those ‘tocks! That little tail! The light in the water! Someone catch me, I’m fainting!

    (Lots of exclamation points!)

  89. Anonymous says:

    Jeez, I sure hope that all the comments like Kate’s are sly references to Mr. Stephen Colbert. ;)

    But…ohh, those ‘tocks! That little tail! The light in the water! Someone catch me, I’m fainting!

    (Lots of exclamation points!)

  90. Anonymous says:

    Jeez, I sure hope that all the comments like Kate’s are sly references to Mr. Stephen Colbert. ;)

    But…ohh, those ‘tocks! That little tail! The light in the water! Someone catch me, I’m fainting!

    (Lots of exclamation points!)

  91. Anonymous says:

    Jeez, I sure hope that all the comments like Kate’s are sly references to Mr. Stephen Colbert. ;)

    But…ohh, those ‘tocks! That little tail! The light in the water! Someone catch me, I’m fainting!

    (Lots of exclamation points!)

  92. Anonymous says:

    Jeez, I sure hope that all the comments like Kate’s are sly references to Mr. Stephen Colbert. ;)

    But…ohh, those ‘tocks! That little tail! The light in the water! Someone catch me, I’m fainting!

    (Lots of exclamation points!)

  93. Anonymous says:

    Jeez, I sure hope that all the comments like Kate’s are sly references to Mr. Stephen Colbert. ;)

    But…ohh, those ‘tocks! That little tail! The light in the water! Someone catch me, I’m fainting!

    (Lots of exclamation points!)

  94. Polar bear ‘tocks! SQUEEEEEEE! Great photo!

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