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Clamming upright

Alaskan coastal bear yearling practicing clamming in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Alaskan coastal bear yearling practicing clamming in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
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23 Comments | Report
Byronfairphotography PRO
 
Byronfairphotography September 23, 2017
Sweet
Pidge815 PRO+
 
Pidge815 September 30, 2017
This is sooooooo fun! Great catch!
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ccpence September 30, 2017
Thanks!
Merlot
 
Merlot September 30, 2017
Great image
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ccpence September 30, 2017
Thanks!
traceystanway PRO
 
traceystanway October 01, 2017
what a absolutely charming , cute as ...shot.
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ccpence October 01, 2017
Thanks!
gbd2001
 
gbd2001 October 02, 2017
So, adorable....!
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ccpence October 02, 2017
Thanks!
gbd2001
 
gbd2001 October 02, 2017
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joannanicholson
 
joannanicholson October 13, 2017
Beautiful capture x
lisalantrip
 
lisalantrip November 22, 2017
Perfect!
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ccpence November 22, 2017
Thanks!
susanplss-bryant PRO
 
susanplss-bryant November 23, 2017
Such a great shot! Love it!
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ccpence November 24, 2017
Thanks!
Jknauf PRO
 
Jknauf November 25, 2017
What a great image! It is definitely not cliche. Well done!
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ccpence November 25, 2017
Thanks! You are right that this is a rare image of these young bears.
Jknauf PRO
 
Jknauf November 25, 2017
How did you get such a close perspective?
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ccpence November 27, 2017
These bears were busy with clamming and not very interested in humans as long as we were not between them and the sow. I shot this at FL400mm and was crouched down so I could be almost level with the bear. This one separated from the others and I turned away from the other photographers so I could focus only on this one and his clamming activity.
Jknauf PRO
 
Jknauf November 27, 2017
I love the dangerous innocence and focus. Thanks for the background information.
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ccpence November 27, 2017
You are most welcome....if you get a chance (and have never been there or want to go again) the Lake Clark area of Alaska is a real treat for photographing wildlife and especially bears.
suekrauss.7
 
suekrauss.7 December 14, 2017
Great capture!
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ccpence December 14, 2017
Thanks, Sue.
Stellasview
 
Stellasview December 16, 2017
Can it be any more adorable?!
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thibeaultchristine January 13, 2018
This makes me melt
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ccpence January 14, 2018
Me, too!
MrJBond PRO+
 
MrJBond January 18, 2018
Incredible capture!
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ccpence January 18, 2018
Thanks. I am so pleased you like it.
5224_8884
 
5224_8884 April 24, 2018
I don’t know what captivates me about this photo, but I have returned to it several times! Thanks for sharing your work!
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ccpence April 24, 2018
I know.. this little bear captured my heart. So glad you enjoy him too.
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 11, 2018
Awesome
bostonandbeyond
 
bostonandbeyond June 12, 2018
Very Cool Shot !!
LaurenLentino
 
LaurenLentino July 23, 2018
So cool 🐻
ging5407
 
ging5407 September 09, 2018
Another amazing g capture
serenaisaac
 
serenaisaac November 18, 2018
Well, this is one classy bear!
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ccpence November 18, 2018
HaHa! You are so right...unless he is just lazy or having a sore knee day.
Nathan_2007
 
Nathan_2007 December 26, 2018
I wish I had a good camera. What do you guys recommend for beginners (poor ones :p)