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lake clark national park, alaska

lake clark national park, alaska
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Winner in At ease Photo Challenge
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Colossal Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Stillness Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Nature Lover Photo ContestTop 10 class
Bears Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Nature Lover Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Bears Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
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19 Comments | Report
Memoriee
 
Memoriee September 10, 2017
Nice shot and I know this bear. What a great place back next year for my fourth time. Love it.
Niqueki PRO
 
Niqueki October 06, 2017
Love the bears! Great shot
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe October 07, 2017
Awesome capture!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography January 05, 2018
Awesome capture!
seenthroughmylens PRO
 
seenthroughmylens January 05, 2018
Love this!
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone January 07, 2018
Awesome.
photosue50 Premium
 
photosue50 January 09, 2018
Gorgeous shot
andrevondeling
 
andrevondeling January 17, 2018
Smile to my face...but also a beautiful image!
SteveC_Photography Platinum
 
SteveC_Photography February 22, 2018
Well hello Roger! I was viewing my finalist awards when I came across this picture. I knew immediately who it was. Glad to see family on ViewBug. My profile is SteveC_Photography. Come visit and write.
outside Ultimate
 
outside February 23, 2018
thank all of you for the kind words!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo June 10, 2018
Nothing like a snooze on the beach ;-) Great capture!
cindyackleynunn
 
cindyackleynunn July 07, 2018
What a fabulous capture! The majestic beast rests!
Bwolff
 
Bwolff July 07, 2018
This deserves more awards, nice job!
gunners42
 
gunners42 July 10, 2018
Excellent......
MJS40
 
MJS40 July 18, 2018
Magnificent Power!!
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 July 23, 2018
Great picture ! Come and check out a few of mine sometime 😄
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 September 16, 2018
Beautiful shot! Come and check out a few of mine sometime 😄
keepclicking
 
keepclicking January 27, 2019
Great shot
jamesjohnston_3471 Platinum
 
jamesjohnston_3471 November 22, 2019
Love this!

Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was taken at Lake Clark National Park near Silver Salmon Creek
Time
It was around 10am but a very cloudy day.
Lighting
It was a cloudy day with just a little light coming through. There was just enough light to bring out more of the details of the bear.
Equipment
I had a Nikon d750 with a 150 to 600mm sigma lens and promaster tripod.
Inspiration
The bear had been along the low tide shore line all morning digging for clams. He walked over and sat down for a minute then just lowered himself down and started snoozing. He looked so relaxed and was not at all intimidating and with that look on his face he didn't have a care in the world. just a peaceful and relaxing photo.
Editing
About all that was done to the photo was lighten it a tad and bring out the shadow.
In my camera bag
I usually carry a Nikon d750 and d850, the 150-600mm sigma lens, Nikon 24-120mm lens, Tamron 15-30 mm, Nikon 85mm lens, 14mm Rokinon and Tokina 100mm lens. 3 extra batteries, several packets of lens wipes, 1 small leatherman, 2 extra sd cards, bottle of water and a roll of wintergreen lifesavers in case I have to wait on a shot.
Feedback
If your shooting wildlife : Have fun, be patient and focus on the eye. That motto will almost always get you a great shot.

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