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SteveKennedy17 March 22, 2016
What a brilliant picture
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nikonkat March 23, 2016
incredible shot... Love it.
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nornots March 25, 2016
Awesome shot
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michaelstephens March 26, 2016
Truly a fantastic capture.
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ReneeBlake April 01, 2016
Fantastic image !!!
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JinxiGurl April 04, 2016
One of my all time favourite pics on viewbug! I love that one can also see your son's expression in the glass. Brilliant photo Congrats!
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Hangingheart April 10, 2016
What a great shot! I am on my cell can't tell if my award to you went through...will check on my computer when I get a chance!
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adavies April 22, 2016
Great capture! Nicely done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Animal Antics challenge:)
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bendikstalheim May 14, 2016
Magnificent picture! Good job!
 
brandiulrichlogsdon May 17, 2016
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brandiulrichlogsdon May 17, 2016
This is magnificent. Such a well timed photo. The colors are so brilliant. I truly love this photo.
 
lukakwiatkowsky May 17, 2016
Wow ! Breath taking
 
vwhiteman May 17, 2016
woah amazing
 
pamwemhaner May 17, 2016
This is an awesome photo. The light on the little boy's ears speaks to his expression.
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westlightart May 18, 2016
great picture
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alistairhunt May 18, 2016
What a great shot!!!
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AnnuO May 18, 2016
Congratulations! Amazing capture!
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IanB May 18, 2016
Fantastic thrilling shot. I caught my breath when I first saw it.
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adelecarne May 18, 2016
This is beautiful!!
 
Jasper13 May 18, 2016
such an awesome shot.
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mstoltz1022 May 18, 2016
AWESOME CAPTURE!!
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GoddessDigitalArt May 19, 2016
Speechless!
 
JDLifeshots May 21, 2016
Amazing capture! Congrats.
 
Svetlana_Sewell May 21, 2016
Stunning!!! Grabs you by the heart!!!
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lulupac May 21, 2016
What an amazing picture!!! Congratulations on being a finalist.
 
louissmith July 11, 2016
This is amazingly good.
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tanjajensen August 01, 2016
WOW! Love this!!
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catherinethompson August 01, 2016
Outstanding. What an amazing capture.
 
FOYT14 August 01, 2016
NICE SHOT OF BEAR &KID GREAT STORY TELLER
 
uronmkwpn August 02, 2016
LOVE this
 
RILBriers August 16, 2016
wow, fantastic capture!
 
marioshadjineophytou September 13, 2016
Amazing!
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John-Snowden September 17, 2016
Great Image
 
giannisjohnidiskritikos November 23, 2016
Just Amazing!!
 
Brian-miller November 25, 2016
beautiful shot
 
Catherine_Chapman January 11, 2017
That's INCREDIBLE! WOW!
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garymintz February 04, 2017
Hello Bear
 
Simonschoo March 28, 2017
Absolutely love this picture!
 
billmoffitt March 29, 2017
Great on every level. Keep it up!
 
itssmee April 22, 2017
Awesome shot, love all the emotion captured :)
 
luisdavidcosta April 22, 2017
This should have won
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Eddieuuu071 April 22, 2017
Amazing capture? Winner!
 
nirupammondal April 22, 2017
Woah, what a capture!
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MaryAnne306 April 22, 2017
Fantastic capture! Congratulations on your awards!
 
Bellatrix_B2 April 22, 2017
Absolutely wonderful!!!! ❤ シ
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seantaylor April 22, 2017
This is outstanding, well done!
 
dawnhynes April 23, 2017
Fantastic picture, love it
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Pamelabole April 23, 2017
Amazing capture!!! Congrats on your contest award!!!!
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rachellmiller April 23, 2017
This is absolutely incredible. Probably my most favorite shot ever. Amazing lighting. The colors are perfect. I love his reflection. So cute!!!
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Paulacook144 April 23, 2017
Wow what a wonderful image. Well seen and handled.
 
dankuokka April 23, 2017
One of a kind!!
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GundiMG April 23, 2017
Stunning... I absolutely love this picture!!!
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elliets April 25, 2017
What a Capture. Unbelievable Nice Job
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HeatherMS April 26, 2017
Incredibly beautiful shot !
 
JacobShore April 28, 2017
Sureal!
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misterscott April 29, 2017
Talk about a photo with impact! Love this shot.
 
sharonamey April 30, 2017
Wow. Brilliant shot
 
justinbrodt_1871 May 04, 2017
Awesome capture. Could see this being used for a Winter Coke commercial.
 
jstrengthphotography June 11, 2017
Amazing composition! Everything in this image works. In my openion, this is a million $ image.
 
calebgrosse July 09, 2017
I am honestly pretty critical of images. But I don't think I will ever forget this image. Truly one of the finest images on this site.
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mtdoc July 30, 2017
Awesome capture!
 
Wildpawsphotography August 16, 2017
This is absolutely beautiful! Seeing this honestly took my breath away. Amazing shot and great work!
 
Chris777391 September 12, 2017
Insane shot!
 
strat68 September 19, 2017
Amazing shot!
 
coyearcher September 30, 2017
Love this...
 
Sbroec01 November 03, 2017
Stunning!
 
steventerblanche November 11, 2017
Never to be repeated shot! I am in AWE!! INCREDIBLE!
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artbypamelagarcia November 12, 2017
wow, beautiful.
 
norioravecz December 06, 2017
This is amazing! Very iconic.
 
troughereyes January 10, 2018
Stunning!
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maalden6471 January 26, 2018
This is amazing! I love it.
 
fabs February 13, 2018
Extraordinary
 
Elijahmossvisuals February 22, 2018
Awesome shot!
 
Fotovida March 01, 2018
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Fotovida March 01, 2018
WOW,magic capture.
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CaSun321 March 08, 2018
THIS is magnificent and I agree with another who commented about having an issue with the contests. Often the winners' photos are so edited and unnatural and with that is an unfair advantage in the award. Your capture is REAL and I think that is awardwinning REAL photography!! You have a MASTERPIECE here!!! The reflection of your son's precious sense of "wonder" ices the cake of the masterpiece!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! BRAVO!!!!!!!! : )
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stevehikida November 01, 2018
Thank you so much for the thoughtful comments!
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Niqueki March 09, 2018
incredible shot! beautiful
 
Naeril March 11, 2018
Awesome pict, and awesome message too... great job :)
 
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pixellimagery March 12, 2018
Incredible timing, Steve, WOW!!
 
pixellimagery March 12, 2018
ps. can just make out your son's face/expression in reflection on the glass ... I would be in total awe just like him, were I given the priviledge offered by the bear ... SUPERB shot, lucky or not :-) Ell
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barbarabrock March 13, 2018
This is such a memorable image.....
 
ambermundy March 13, 2018
Great job..
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andreaeptonward March 13, 2018
Amazing x
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Shutterbug08 March 13, 2018
I'm not sure what exactly but there is something about the composition of this photo that gives it a magical feeling. The lighting and everything about this is perfect. Great job!!!!
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stevehikida November 01, 2018
To me it almost feels like a painting that was adapted for a fantasy novel cover. The bubbles, lighting and color all combine to make it seem otherworldly.
 
DigitalDragonPhotography March 14, 2018
stunning capture, even more so that its done with an entry level DSLR !!
 
florenciasaade March 14, 2018
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florenciasaade March 14, 2018
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florenciasaade March 14, 2018
BRILLIANT!!
 
ninanedelcheva March 15, 2018
Perfect
 
paulsmyth March 17, 2018
incredible capture in so many ways, congratulations
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LCons March 25, 2018
Fantastic
 
jenhere July 17, 2018
Oh! My! Gosh!!! This is incredible!
 
michellewollettdennee August 17, 2018
Wow that is amazing
 
ebenphotos August 21, 2018
Brilliant capture! In my eyes, a true masterpiece.
 
Tasha7 October 08, 2018
Breathtaking photo!!! Truly Mesmerized!
 
Opticalimpressions October 15, 2018
Though i prefer un-eddited shots such as this. if you could draw out that reflection of the little boys expression in the glass oh so slightly a money maker you will have. i'd bet the zoo would kill for it .
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stevehikida November 01, 2018
I thought the same thing but don't know enough about post processing techniques to pull the reflection out.
 
Charlmuller9 Mar 07
My word this is beyond amazing. What a beautiful shot.
 
Speechless. I'm in ore of this shot, its simply wonderful. I love it!! The expression of the bear, the reflection of the childs face, the colours. LOVE IT!

Zander and the Polar Bear

While alone watching the fish swim in the polar bear pool, the bear decided to take a swim, swam by, saw my son, and approached the window for a better look. If...
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While alone watching the fish swim in the polar bear pool, the bear decided to take a swim, swam by, saw my son, and approached the window for a better look. If he hadn't asked me to photograph the fish, I would not have been prepared with the proper settings for this shot. Soon after, the area was crawling with people, so we were lucky in many ways.
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