Bored Polar Bear

Here is a video of a polar bear at Central Park Zoo, edited together from clips shot on a New York trip September. I had forgotten about this video for a few months, till I looked through my Movies folder on the train last night; I guess Christmas is an okay time of year to post it.

The edit makes it look like the bear backstrokes across the water only once, but the reason I got so many angles was because it was doing it over and over again all afternoon. It was quite depressing to watch, so I slowed down the video and added a few seconds of an Adagio movement from Handel’s “Water Music” to give you a sense of how mired in monotony this bear must have felt.