NoteAfter watching the polar bear for a while I though I might be struggling for a better bit of video especially as the lions, tigers and leopard only seemed content to remain almost hidden in the shade. It turned out I was wrong but a little bit of video editing will be required to sort out the afternoon’s star turn.
A quick technical note about this video. I made my first attempt at recording and editing in 4k video at the Park. If you watch this video on Youtube you can select the option to watch in 4k by clicking on the little cog in the bottom right hand corner and clicking on the appropriate quality from 4k down to 144p.
Friday, 5 June 2015
Wednesday wasn’t a bad day but Thursday was forecast to be much better. On Thursday morning we set out for a visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster on what turned out to be the warmest day of the year at 23.3°C (73.9°F).
We’d been meaning to visit for a while as we wanted to see the two male polar bears Victor and Pixel which have arrived at the park since our visit last year.
The Wildlife Park is planning for the arrival of more polar bears and new paddocks are under construction ready for their arrival. Victor who is fifteen years old and Pixel who is two years old aren’t exactly cramped for space.
Both polar bears are in the picture but they’re not that easy to spot. The lake is 8.0m (26ft ) at its deepest point and covers an area of 6500 sq/m (70,000sg/ft). As we watched one of the bears decided to perform its party trick much to the amusement of all the children watching.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 10:32