Two year old grizzlies cubs

Two year old grizzlies cubs cut loose by their mother. A park ranger informed me the mother ran them off less than 24 hours ago to raise the two new cubs. The r...
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Two year old grizzlies cubs cut loose by their mother. A park ranger informed me the mother ran them off less than 24 hours ago to raise the two new cubs. The rangers where flowing the cubs to keep them from being a road car casualty.
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davidparkhurst January 29, 2018
Very good
jkcorso January 29, 2018
Thanks David
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margaretwickham February 01, 2018
This is awesome!
jkcorso February 01, 2018
Thanks Margaret
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mengel February 04, 2018
Nice capture!
jkcorso February 04, 2018
Thanks Mengel
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Thank you much briannacherry

Behind The Lens

I was at Oxbow Bend in the Grand Teton's and was photographing a Red Fox running around looking for food when a car stopped and a lady told me there was two bears a few miles up the road. I had to decide on grizzlies or a fox and I packed up as soon as I could and went looking for the bears.
It was mid afternoon and overcast and the light was soft and perfect for shooting dark colored bears.
I just needed the right ISO, shutter speed and f-stop to match the overcast mid afternoon light. I use the auto ISO and just set the shutter and f-shop I wanted. Aperture: f/6.3 ISO: 450 Shutter Speed: 1/1000 Focal Length: 4200/10
Camera: NIKON D500 Lens: Nikon 300mm F2.8G VR II with TC 1.4e III Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-34 Versa Series 3 Carbon Fiber Head: Really Right Stuff Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with TA-3 Leveling Base
I drove 2000 mile in hopes of seeing a grizzly bear and two was a big bonus. I setup on top of the truck to get a the highest advantage point. The sage brush does not look very tall but it can ruin a once in a lifetime shot on two young grizzlies.
I use LightRoom CC, PhotoShop CC with Topaz DeNoise. I start with LR and jump back in forth as each has better ways of post processing.
In my camera bag
I carry three Nikon bodies D800e, D810 and D500. I have 24-70 F2.8G, 16-35 F4G, 85 f1.4G. 300 F2.8g and TC 1.4e. I have several 72mm filters and white balance cards and plenty of batteries and photo cards and a monopod.
I traveled to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons in late April early May to avoid the crowds and catch the animal migration to their summer ranges. I saw every big game animal up and on the move and along with them wolves and coyotes. I got some great landscapes by risking driving early in the dark and having to stop many times trying not to the hit moose, elk and other animals up early on the spring journey.

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