1116-51970 - Young Southern giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis) looking at camera and standing in golden long grass in a field on the savanna at the Gabus Game Ranch; Otavi, Otjozondjupa, Namibia
1350-641 - Somo kind of wolf spider, they are robust and agile hunters with good eyesight. They live mostly solitary lives and hunt alone. Some are opportunistic hunters pouncing upon prey as they find it or even chasing it over short distances. Some will wait for passing prey in or near the mouth of a burrow.
1350-318 - Polar Bear (Ursa maritimus) on sea ice off the sub-arctic coast of Hudson Bay, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Bears come to the coast of Hudson Bay in Fall waiting for the ice to freeze, and looking for a careless seal or dead whale to wash up. Global warming has shortened their winter so they are increasingly anxious as they wait for winter. While they wait, they engage in frequent wrestling matches to determine a mating hierarchy for the breeding season in March and April, and regularly check on the ice to see if it will carry them out to sea.
857-95066 - An Asian woman is having fun sledding down a steep ice slope. Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival. Gangwon-do, South Korea. The Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival is a tradition for Korean people. Every year in January crowds gather at the frozen river to celebrate the cold and snow of winter. Main attraction is ice fishing. Young and old wait patiently over a small hole in the ice for a trout to bite. In tents they can let the fish grilled after which they are eaten. Among other activities are sledding and ice skating. The nearby Pyeongchang region will host the Winter Olympics in February 2018.