This bear was staring int this stream looking for salmon, I liked the way the light was coming from the side and a bit behind him.
300mm f2.8 1/1000 sec iso1250
For those who would like to know, this is a composite of 2 exposures of the bear. Underexposed by 1.3 stops in camera then a further -1 stops in one image blended with a -3 stop image. The original is portrait orientation and height of the frame is almost full frame. I wanted a bit more river bed for it to "look into" so I added that from another image. (The stream bed shot has a spirit bear standing on the same log but this one has more impact.)
It was quiet an experience being this close to a wild bear, and this one had a bit of an attitude that made me a bit nervous.
edited for typo.