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In Pursuit



A brown bear in pursuit of a salmon fish at Kurile Lake, Kanchatka Peninsula, Russia

A brown bear in pursuit of a salmon fish at Kurile Lake, Kanchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Kurile Lake in Kamchatka Peninsula. Russia
Time
The time of day is around noon
Lighting
Natural light only, clear skies with an intense light causing high contrast between lit and shaded spots
Equipment
I've used Canon's 5D Mark III as my camera and a Tamron's 150-600mm lens
Inspiration
Kurile Lake is known for its high concentration of brown bears and salmon fish. During the summer the salmon swims upstream to the lake for breeding purposes, while the brown bear is preparing for the cold and harsh winter, which means it has to eat a lot before winter comes. Seeing a bear catching salmon fish happens quite often during does days sometime within minutes from one catch to another. This photo shows a brown bear chasing the salmon fish in hope to capture it
Editing
Some cropping and a bit of contrast reducing (brightening the shadows and darkening the highlights)
In my camera bag
My camera, a wide, mid-range and telephoto lens, a tripod, and ND filters
Feedback
Be respectful of nature and be patient. Sometimes all you need to do is sit still and wait for the perfect moment to arrive

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