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Re: Bears in the Wild
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2014, 08:31:29 PM »
Any pictures of wild bears? I'll post a few. My brother-in-law and I were down in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada, a couple of weeks ago looking for bears to photograph. We encountered ten. No grizzles, just black bears.

National parks advertise the minimum safe distance to wild bears as 100 yards.

How close were you?


Maybe 20-30 metres; just a guess (22-33 yards approx.)

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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2014, 08:35:19 PM »
dpc, the photos are great, and the one of the young cub on its hindquarters sniffing the air is too cute for words.

I have never seen bears in the wild, but as they (black bears) have been reintroduced to Arkansas and are starting to show up regularly in Southern Missouri, I have for the first time actually gotten a bear keg..............because what are we photographers doing around the end of the day? Golden and blue hours! Finding the "right" tree or tree pair and doing the PCT bag hang in the pitch dark is not my idea of fun. Rangers are now recommending bear precautions for the first time in our state MO.

Thanks! Yes, the little ones were cute. They were bouncing around a lot, just like young children might. Mother was very aware of their movements. At one point, she lost sight of them and took off with an incredible burst of speed to find out where they were and shepherd them back within her line of sight.

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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2014, 08:37:09 PM »
very nice, where abouts were you?

might as well show mine off again, i'll try again this year but i expect to never get another fishing bear pic in my life.


I'd love to find a fishing bear. Maybe someday.

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Re: Bears in the Wild
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2014, 09:19:00 PM »
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Re: Bears in the Wild
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2014, 09:28:34 PM »
whats a bear keg?

there are 2 babies down the road and i saw their mother teaching them road safety the other day but wrong lens and traffic behind me. maybe this weekend i will search out some bears you guys have inspired me.

if you come to bc in september there are a lot of outfits that can take you to see grizzlies fishing, or if you get lucky you can find your own. some pretty swanky resorts specialize in grizzly spotting. i got super lucky but i took note of where he was and if im lucky i can find more in similar conditions. *fingers crossed*

heres another bear, too young to know to run off the road, but not the best picture, sorry.
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« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2014, 10:07:56 PM »
North of Svalbard Islands 2014

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From the Deck of the "Stockholm"


beautiful picture

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« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2014, 11:53:37 PM »
This is bear 399 from the Grand Tetons.  Registered Man Mauler.(Math teacher got between her and her kill.)
I have been very lucky to see this bear a few times.  Once all by myself early in the morning(I was in a car)
This time, where we got to watch her and her three cubs for about 45 minutes while she dug up roots to eat.  Another time we got to see her bounding after elk calves.  She could fly. 

Her three cubs.



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« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2014, 12:04:48 AM »
Here are a few I got last week at Glacier National Park.  Rented a  EF 600mm f/4L IS II to take on the trip.  All these were shot with the 600mm + 1.4 III TC and 1D MIV.  The grizzly cubs with mom were on the golf course in East Glacier Park (that's why the fence).  The big problem I have now is I have caught the big white disease, so does anyone have a 600mm they can sell me really cheap to cure me?
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« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2014, 12:22:57 AM »
Lotta nice pictures here

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« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2014, 01:49:56 AM »
Glacier NP last year..........

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Re: Bears in the Wild
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2014, 03:59:54 AM »
North of Svalbard Islands 2014

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From the Deck of the "Stockholm"
Edward, your images never cease to thrill me!  Thanks for sharing!  :D
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Re: Bears in the Wild
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2014, 05:26:32 AM »
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Lovely shot!

I almost got on the Stockholm this year, unfortunatly it didn't happen. But it is top of my list to try and do next year.
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« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2014, 05:34:33 AM »
I like photographing bears. Shame we don't have any wild in the UK. :(



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« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2014, 06:38:01 AM »
Edward, your images never cease to thrill me!  Thanks for sharing!  :D

Thanks Krob, appreciated

Lovely shot!

I almost got on the Stockholm this year, unfortunatly it didn't happen. But it is top of my list to try and do next year.

Thanks Skulker & Love the 2nd Image, the Black on Black is always a winner for me.

Spent 21 days on the "Stockholm" with my eldest Son last Year, you won't regret it, great small ship, 6 Cabins (try to get one of the four towards the stern, the 2 forward Cabins are a little pokey).

Depending on Ice Conditions you can get some amazing Polar Bear sightings in the Pack Ice, 10 Days (Their normal schedule) is probably all you want, 21 days we were getting a little Cabin Fevered, but we did get to see 16 Different Polar Bears over the 21 Days.

Make sure you take good covers for your Lenses if you aren't using Big Whites + 1Dx, had a couple of dead D800 & 5DMK III units belonging to other people during our trip (water spray damage in the Zodiac excursions mostly), I used a pair of 1Dx + 200-400f/4, 600f/4 II & 70-200f/2.8 L, no protection & no problems.

The Image precious was a Female Bear that climbed to the top of the Berg to see if she could step over onto the Ships deck, in the end I was shooting this Bear with the 70-200 @ around 100mm &  keeping an eye out for the escape route, crazy stuff.

The Walrus come up to the Zodiac & the Females with Calves try to poke a hole in the Zodiac to protect the younger ones, which have zero fear of Humans & the Zodiac, great trip, lovely old ship immaculately kept & wonderful Swedish Crew.
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