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Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo, NY
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51 Comments | Report
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 February 26, 2016
Perfect!! :)
terryc PRO+
terryc February 26, 2016
Thanks Melissa!!
SureAperture Premium
 
SureAperture February 27, 2016
Timing couldn't be more perfect. Well done!! Truly amazing!
kaybeausoleil PRO+
 
kaybeausoleil February 28, 2016
Love it, Terry -- another sure multiple winner!!
14renren
 
14renren February 29, 2016
This is a "Natural History" masterpiece, superb in every way.
Enter this is the World Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
It is that good. :)
psm6818
 
psm6818 March 07, 2016
I keep coming back to this photo. I love it.
terryc PRO+
 
terryc March 08, 2016
Thank you all!!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 April 08, 2016
Love this!!! Wow...!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz April 12, 2016
Fantastic! Perfect timing!
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman April 15, 2016
OUTSTANDING and AMAZING
saraascalon
 
saraascalon April 26, 2016
Delightful capture. Bravo!
jasbrat1
 
jasbrat1 April 27, 2016
awesome shot !
ClaudiaKuhn PRO+
 
ClaudiaKuhn April 27, 2016
Yay, Terry! Congrats and good luck!
terryc PRO+
 
terryc April 28, 2016
Thanks, folks!!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 May 02, 2016
Terry, this is awesome....has always been one of my favorites of yours! Congrats!
Tiff
 
Tiff May 03, 2016
Great photo, well done!
mlorenekimura PRO+
 
mlorenekimura May 12, 2016
Absolutely amazing. Grizzlies are my favorite land animal and this one has to be one of my fav's. Way to go on such a fantastic photo!
staceestracnerseverino
 
staceestracnerseverino May 16, 2016
OH I HAVE TO AGREE WITH 14RENREN TERRY, YOU JUST HAVE TO ENTER THIS IN THE WWF PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST!! IT IS THAT GOOD!!
tierpfoto PRO
 
tierpfoto June 11, 2016
Amazing!!!
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel July 21, 2016
Outstanding.
terryc PRO+
 
terryc July 29, 2016
Thank you all so much!
suesharpe Premium
 
suesharpe September 07, 2016
Amazing Capture!!!
michaelsmith_6314
 
michaelsmith_6314 September 11, 2016
Great capture!
Merbert
 
Merbert September 13, 2016
Amazing!
Knb0872
 
Knb0872 September 13, 2016
one of the best candid pictures I've ever seen
znikon
 
znikon September 13, 2016
Best photo ever! Unbelievable . Where was it taken?
Lapisjean
 
Lapisjean September 13, 2016
I just love that determined mouth curl.
Roussou
 
Roussou September 13, 2016
Excellent, amazing........
terryc PRO+
 
terryc September 14, 2016
Thanks, folks!
staceestracnerseverino
 
staceestracnerseverino September 14, 2016
GIVE ME YOUR HONEY, BEE!!! HA HA I COME BACK TO THIS PHOTO AGAIN AND AGAIN!! I LOVE IT!!!
Stellasview
 
Stellasview September 15, 2016
Amazing...to say the least!!
mattarcher_7110
 
mattarcher_7110 September 15, 2016
Great shot!
jodiehennigar PRO+
 
jodiehennigar September 15, 2016
Great photo!!
dougplume PRO+
 
dougplume September 16, 2016
This is just brilliant, love it
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 19, 2016
Outstanding capture
terryc PRO+
 
terryc September 26, 2016
Thanks, folks!
cyrillinegoodman
 
cyrillinegoodman October 03, 2016
I love this photo. Amazing Capture!
jerrycoyle
 
jerrycoyle October 03, 2016
Love it! A real live Winnie the Pooh!! LOL
Pupparazzi PRO
 
Pupparazzi October 14, 2016
Großartig!
clfowler PRO+
 
clfowler October 15, 2016
I always loved this shot!
janicejh
 
janicejh November 01, 2016
Wow! Fantastic capture!
HopeBPhotography
 
HopeBPhotography December 15, 2016
Awesome picture! Gave a follow!
terryc PRO+
 
terryc December 23, 2016
Thank you all!
httppluto
 
httppluto April 04, 2017
Great detail!! Good job ????????
DWOZ
 
DWOZ September 24, 2017
Your photographs are over the top fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing them!
Kyte PRO
 
Kyte November 29, 2017
This made me laugh, fantastic shot, one of the best I have viewed in a while, thanks for posting it.
debbiewieck
 
debbiewieck January 13, 2018
Pooh Bear in real life ????
Natswildart PRO
 
Natswildart May 07, 2018
what a shot!
mihrt
 
mihrt November 11, 2018
Congrats Contest Finalist in May 2018 in Big Mammal Photo Contest !
MediaOne
 
MediaOne August 29, 2019
Good grief the editors at this site on are compete (eggs heads) no creative juices running through their being, the photo of the ape was good, but your photo was better. Great photography is looking for the something different and your photo captured that moment.
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
Wow! This one gets it!! A winner in nature's perfect moment.

You are free to check out my lounging black bear. Not near as good as this, but it was a fun catch.
mleskiw.wildlife_EC5E PRO+
 
The expression is truly amazing! Great timing and superb capture! He looks upset! 😬

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the Buffalo Zoo in Buffalo, NY. The Buffalo Zoo was founded in 1875 and is the third oldest zoo in our country. The series of shots I took turned out to be one of my favorite shoots ever. One of the other shots in the series has hung in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC and won First Place in the Zoos and Aquariums category in the Windland Smith Rice International Awards contest sponsored by Nature's Best Magazine. My bear/bee series was also licensed by Caters News and published by The New York Post, Daily Mail/UK, The Guardian, Express, Metro News and others.
Time
The image was shot at 9:45AM shortly after the zoo opened for the day. The bear den is usually the first place I like to explore as the bears are usually pretty active around that time of day.
Lighting
The lighting is usually good in the morning when the sun shines over the den.
Equipment
This shot was taken back in 2004 when I used my Canon EOS 10D with my Canon EF 100-400mmL lens. Using this long lens, I was able to take some nice close-ups of the Kodiak bear's face. No tripod was used.
Inspiration
I was observing the Kodiak bear and he seemed to be distracted and bothered by something. I looked through my lens at 400mm and discovered that there were quite a few pesky bees swarming around his head. He was trying to snap at them with his mouth. I took several shots in succession trying to catch the action. It was pretty comical but at the same time, I felt badly for the bear being bothered by the flying pests.
Editing
I didn't do much to the image files, just brighten them basically and do slight touch-ups and little cropping.
In my camera bag
I am currently using a Canon 5D MarkIII SLR camera along with several lenses. Among them are my Canon EF24-105mmL, Canon 17-40mmL, Canon EF15mm Fisheye, a Canon EF100mmMacroL, A Sigma 150-500mm and Tamron 28-300mm for times when I don't feel like lugging a lot of equipment.
Feedback
You never know what you're going to find when out shooting in nature or even at your local zoo. Just keep your eyes open and be ready at a moment's notice with your equipment because great things can happen in an instant.

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