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Grizzly bear with her cubs
« on: August 16, 2014, 11:01:51 AM »
Along the Alaska Highway, near the B.C. & Yukon border




This cub was very blonde and stayed close to mom



This cub not as blonde and very much a rascal as it kept running far from mom


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Grizzly bear with her cubs
« on: August 16, 2014, 11:01:51 AM »

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Re: Grizzly bear with her cubs
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 06:43:03 PM »
Very nice pictures. Great to spot that blond chub.
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Re: Grizzly bear with her cubs
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 06:46:35 PM »
Along the Alaska Highway, near the B.C. & Yukon border

This cub was very blonde and stayed close to mom

This cub not as blonde and very much a rascal as it kept running far from mom

Very nice. What were you shooting with?
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Re: Grizzly bear with her cubs
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 06:48:16 PM »
Along the Alaska Highway, near the B.C. & Yukon border

This cub was very blonde and stayed close to mom

This cub not as blonde and very much a rascal as it kept running far from mom

Very nice. What were you shooting with?
I can't confirm the body yet, however, it looks like OP used macro lens  :o
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Re: Grizzly bear with her cubs
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 07:31:58 PM »
Along the Alaska Highway, near the B.C. & Yukon border

This cub was very blonde and stayed close to mom

This cub not as blonde and very much a rascal as it kept running far from mom

Very nice. What were you shooting with?
I can't confirm the body yet, however, it looks like OP used macro lens  :o

From the looks of EXIF, Sue shot with a 7D equipped with a 100-400mm. As close as 12.5meters on one of them!  :o If that was me that close to a bear I would have needed a change of pants afterwards.
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Re: Grizzly bear with her cubs
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2014, 08:50:38 PM »
Very nice series. Well done Sue.

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Re: Grizzly bear with her cubs
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 01:47:15 AM »
Yes, my 7D with the 100-400mm.

I never felt threatened by this grizzly mom. She was very relaxed and at ease. Even so, I kept my car with its door open between me and her. When the darker colored cub ran off, I thought mom might get concerned. But she didn't. She was at ease the whole time. It was an interesting experience.

BTW, I grew up in Yukon and quite enjoy meeting wildlife, even grizzlies with their cubs.

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Re: Grizzly bear with her cubs
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2014, 01:57:04 AM »
Ah, also, that was the summer of 2012, my "bear" year.

I also captured a Glacier Bear a couple of miles from our cabin. Not a commonly seen type of black bear. Very rare in my area. Had only the Canon G12 as I was heading into town for some errands. This bear also tolerated my presence, likely because there was a dead animal (roadkill?) in the ditch.


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Re: Grizzly bear with her cubs
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2014, 12:01:18 PM »
Yes, my 7D with the 100-400mm.

I never felt threatened by this grizzly mom. She was very relaxed and at ease. Even so, I kept my car with its door open between me and her. When the darker colored cub ran off, I thought mom might get concerned. But she didn't. She was at ease the whole time. It was an interesting experience.

BTW, I grew up in Yukon and quite enjoy meeting wildlife, even grizzlies with their cubs.

Good good! Yeah, she looks rather undisturbed by your presence. And I understand the benefits of cars as hides and shields. Vary rarely have I seen birds or wildlife being scared by my approach in a car.

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Re: Grizzly bear with her cubs
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 02:10:58 PM »
beautiful shots.

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Re: Grizzly bear with her cubs
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2014, 01:28:08 AM »
These are wonderful shots! I like the second shot. Good job

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Re: Grizzly bear with her cubs
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2014, 06:00:30 PM »
The glacier bear shot is neat, too. We only get the black and the cinnamon black bears down here.

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Re: Grizzly bear with her cubs
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2014, 09:20:08 AM »
Great pics. Thank you for sharing
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