…morning light is magic…

Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears

Made my first trip to Alaska last week and spent some quality time with the bears at Lake Clark National Park, which was an incredible experience.  Took my waders & ground pod with me as they have a mudflats so got down low and up personal with the bears, especially the cub.

In this photo, mom was standing to look over the tall grass to check for male bears, which will kill the cubs.  She lost 2 cubs last year.  This cub is about 1 ½ yrs old.

1/1600 sec @ F13, ISO 2500, evaluative metering, -1/3 exposure compensation, 560mm, handheld, Canon 100-400 with 1.4X, full frame with no cropping

8 responses

  1. Diane

    Beautiful, healthy looking pair of bears in your photo. So sorry to hear of her loss last year. (Hope you had bear spray just in case! I follow Yellowstone groups and bears are so unpredictable). Thanks for sharing your amazing adventures.

    June 21, 2021 at 8:50 am

  2. leasafley

    I “bearly” recognized your photo without any birds. Awesome shot!

    June 21, 2021 at 6:57 pm

  3. Amazing shot and composition!

    June 21, 2021 at 10:22 pm

  4. Thank you very much Donna! They stood up several times and the challenge was to be ready for it.

    June 27, 2021 at 9:32 am

  5. Lol Thanks Lea! Was an amazing trip.

    June 27, 2021 at 9:33 am

  6. Thank you very much Diane! We didn’t have to carry bear spray as the guide had it.

    June 27, 2021 at 9:39 am

  7. I’ve been trying for some similar shots…..with prairie dogs!! 😉

    June 27, 2021 at 2:51 pm

  8. I’ve had some experience with prairie dogs and they stand up much quicker than bears.

    June 27, 2021 at 5:15 pm

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