Bears

Contest Info

  • Started: 10/6/2008 17:00
  • Ended: 10/10/2008 18:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 20
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
  • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
Bears
Contest Directions: The markets are in the bear mode today. So we are going to have this contest with bears :)
Photoshop this bears image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: dressing up these bears, placing them in some unusual environment, putting other people or objects next to them.
Many thanks to Enzo Bovenzi and Stock Exchange for providing the source image.

Contest Info

    • Started: 10/6/2008 17:00
    • Ended: 10/10/2008 18:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 20
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
    • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
20 pictures
  • Marilyn Monroe Bear

    Marilyn Monroe Bear
  • Policewoman Arresting Polar Bears

    Policewoman Arresting Polar Bears
  • Polar Bear Pushing a Ship

    Polar Bear Pushing a Ship
  • Winter Photo Shoot with a Polar Bear

    Winter Photo Shoot with a Polar Bear
  • Polar Bears on Vacation at the Beach

    Polar Bears on Vacation at the Beach
  • Polar Bear Bathroom

    Polar Bear Bathroom
  • Plar Bear Hugging a Man

    Plar Bear Hugging a Man
  • Polar Bear Drinking Wine in the Street

    Polar Bear Drinking Wine in the Street
  • Plar Bear Astronaut

    Plar Bear Astronaut
  • Polar Bear in a Pool

    Polar Bear in a Pool
20 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Bears (Latin Ursidae) are the family of mammals of a predator group. Bears are omnivorous, they are good climbers and swimmers, run quickly and they can stand and walk short distances on their hind legs. They have a short tail, long and thick hair, and also a very good sense of smell and hearing. It usually hunts in the evening or at dawn. They are usually afraid of humans, but can be dangerous at those places where they are used to people, especially the polar bear and grizzly bear. They don't have any natural enemies. Compared with other families of the predator group, bears differ a lot in their monotonous appearance, size and many internal features. They are the largest of all the modern wild animals. Polar bears attain a body length of 3m with a weight varying from 725 to 1000 kg; the smallest Malayan bears of a length of 1 to 1.5m and weigh up to 70 kg. Females are smaller than males - the maximum length is 3.4 m, and weight up to 900 kg. In polar bears, the difference in the sizes and weight of males and females is up to 1.5 to 2 times larger. The fur with the developed under fur is very rough. The scalp is deep-bodied, sometimes shaggy; in the majority of them it is dense, in the Malayan bear it's shallow and rare. The color is monotonous, from coal-black to white; in the big panda it is a contrast of black and white. There are light marks on the breast or round the eyes. In some types, there is an individual and geographical variability of color. The color does not change seasonally; seasonal dimorphism is revealed by the change in height and density of the fur. Features of their anatomy All bears have a thick and strong body and many have high shoulders. The paws are strong, five-fingered, with large retractile claws. The claws are controlled by powerful muscles, allowing the bears to climb trees and also dig the earth and cut the hunt. Bears have grizzly claws that can reach up to 15cm that helps it to dig the earth, however deprives it from the ability to swarm up the trees. The walk of the bear is shuffling. The large panda has an additional sixth "finger' on its forepaws an outgrowth of a spoke bone covered with skin. The tail is very short and not visible in the fur. The head is large and the eyes are small. The neck is thick and short. The skull of bears is large, usually with an extended obverse region. Crests on the skull are strongly developed. The zygomatic arches are poorly arranged towards the sides (in the Malayan bear they are strong). The jaws are powerful. In the grizzly bear, the bite strength can reach up to 230 kg. The cutting and canine teeth are large, but other teeth in connection with the mixed type of food are insignificant and non-special (partially reduced). The number of teeth varies from 32 to 40-42. There is often a variation in the individual and the age of teeth. Their sense of smell is strongly developed and their hearing and eye-sight is weaker. The anal glands are not present or they are not fully developed. They have one pair of nipples. Inhabitation Bears are found in all the continents except for Australia, Antarctica and Africa, however, mainly in the Northern hemisphere. The natural area of the family did not spread further towards the southern mountains of Atlas (North Africa), the northwest part of the Andes (South America) and the Malay Archipelago. Bears were common in Europe, including Iceland; Asia, except for the Arabian Peninsula and the island Sulawesi and the Philippine islands; in North America to the central areas of Mexico. The bear lives separately in the mountain areas of South America. In the olden days they were reduced a lot under the influence of human activities (the direct destruction or environmental destruction); bears have disappeared from significant territories in Europe, North America, North Africa and Japan. Within the Russian Federation, there are only Ursus types. Life style They live in diversified conditions - from steppes to high mountains, from forests to the Arctic ices, that is why their life style and food habits are very different. The majority of bears lives in the plains or in mountain forests of moderate and tropical latitudes, and is very rare in treeless high mountains. Some types have an attachment to water - both to streams and rivers and to sea coasts is characteristic. The polar bear lives in the Arctic regions up to the ice-rinks of the Arctic Ocean. The regular brown bear is found in the steppes and even in the desert, in subtropical forests, taiga, tundra and at sea coasts. All types are land animals; the polar bear is semi aquatic. The Malayan bear swarms perfectly, leading a semi- arboreal way of life. Bears are mainly active at night, are more active in the afternoon or round the clock; the polar bear is mainly a day animal. It spends the rest of the time in caves and holes in the roots of trees; The Malayan bear builds its nests on trees. They live alone, except during the mating period and females live with the young ones. Also, they gather in temporary groups at feeding places, - for example, at the river during the movement of salmon. As for what they eat, they are omnivorous; however some prefer vegetative food, others – animal food.