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PGibson March 23, 2018
Wow! This is an impressive photo: )
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AlaskaPinesPhotography March 23, 2018
Thank you! They were fun to watch :)
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sweetpea72 March 23, 2018
Incredible shot!
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AlaskaPinesPhotography March 23, 2018
Thanks!
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p_eileenbaltz March 24, 2018
Wonderful capture......beautiful work!
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AlaskaPinesPhotography March 24, 2018
Thank you so much!
 
philnielsen March 29, 2018
great capture
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AlaskaPinesPhotography March 30, 2018
Thanks!
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kimayers April 13, 2018
I’d give anything to visit Alaska!! This is an amazing capture! I could watch them all day!
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AlaskaPinesPhotography April 13, 2018
It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been! I’d suggest a visit to anyone that is able to! I go fishing with the hopes of seeing bears ????
 
MJS40 July 18, 2018
WOW!!
 
MJS40 July 18, 2018
Great Capture!!
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AlaskaPinesPhotography July 18, 2018
Thank you!
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ambermarie_7603 July 21, 2018
Gorgeous.
 
Julia_137 July 27, 2018
Great picture! I also happen to have one that’s similar, come and see it sometime 😃
 
ayle.anna August 16, 2018
This is amazing!
 
DNproSTUDIO November 01, 2018
funny moment where bears are fighting in the river
 
keepclicking November 11, 2018
Wow what a great capture
 
Amazing picture
 
amazing...

Play Fighting



These 2 year old cubs were play fighting in the water, as mom watched from high above on a ridge.
These 2 year old cubs were play fighting in the water, as mom watched from high above on a ridge.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This was a fun day on the Russian River, outside Cooper Landing, Alaska. I've usually got a camera nearby whenever we head here to fish, as the bears are almost always on the river, getting fat for winter hibernation.
Time
These two siblings were having fun playing in the water in the early evening hours. They'd huff and puff at each other, and try to tackle each other into the water. This wasn't helping in there trying to catch fish though! Mom was up on the ridge, making sure nobody messed with her babies, and would roar if anyone got too close.
Lighting
This was all natural lighting, the summer and fall in Alaska is great to have sunlight into the evening hours.
Equipment
I carry a Canon 70D and various lenses, this was caught on my 75-300.
Inspiration
These two cubs were worth stopping and watching, they were so active and fun to watch. But then again, bears on the Russian River are always worth taking pictures of.
Editing
I try not to do a whole lot of editing on my photos, but I'll occasionally lower the exposure, and boost up the colors just a little bit if need be.
In my camera bag
I always pack my Canon 70D body and various lenses with me, but on the water I tend to travel light. I've always got my Canon 75-300 and 18-55 lenses, but I'll add in my 50mm and 10-22 if I've got something specific in mind to shoot. My newest toy, which helps in the bear photography is the Tamron 150-600mm. I've had more fun shooting with this lens than any other I own.
Feedback
My advice? Always be prepared, for any event that may happen, within reason of course. If I know I'm going to shoot bears, I've got the telephoto lenses ready to go. If I'm shooting the aurora or the sky, I've got my wide angle.

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