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Happy Mama Bear



This coastal brown bear is working hard to feed her and her two cubs.

This coastal brown bear is working hard to feed her and her two cubs.
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Contest Finalist in An Unforgettable Adventure Photo Contest
Community Choice Award
Contest Finalist in World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018
Runner Up in Wildlife And Water Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Wildlife And Water Photo Contest
Runner Up in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 30
Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 30
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An Unforgettable Adventure Photo ContestTop 10 class
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 2
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 1
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Bears Photo ContestTop 10 class
Bears Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Wildlife And Water Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wildlife Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
Wildlife Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Big Mammals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Big Mammals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Animals In The Winter Photo ContestTop 10 class
Animals In The Winter Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 30Top 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 30Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 30Top 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class week 1
40 Comments | Report
leolion69
 
leolion69 February 15, 2018
What great photo.
anitarossview PRO
 
anitarossview February 16, 2018
Thank you!
twen99
 
twen99 April 03, 2018
Perfect capture!
edwardlrose Premium
 
edwardlrose April 03, 2018
Beautiful shot
NancyFlemingPhotography PRO+
 
NancyFlemingPhotography April 03, 2018
Love the rawness of nature...you have incredible talent
RobynC PRO+
 
RobynC April 04, 2018
Great grizzly goodness!
brendabean PRO
 
brendabean April 04, 2018
This is a real money shot. Just wow!
michellebarnes PRO
 
michellebarnes April 05, 2018
Fantastic shot! Well done!
MichelleAnnHarrison
 
MichelleAnnHarrison April 12, 2018
Impressive
davidparkhurst
 
davidparkhurst April 12, 2018
So very good
KristinaOers PRO
 
KristinaOers April 13, 2018
Amazing capture!!! Congratulations!!
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer April 13, 2018
Congratulations!
cara53 PRO+
 
cara53 April 13, 2018
Wow shot.....Congrats!
punamtirkey
 
punamtirkey April 13, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
punamtirkey
 
punamtirkey April 13, 2018
great shot
terrymulcahy PRO
 
terrymulcahy April 13, 2018
Intense! I'd like to have that on my wall.
Jopadon
 
Jopadon April 13, 2018
Superb!
arcadianhaus
 
arcadianhaus April 13, 2018
This is PHENOMENAL! There is just so much raw emotion and expression coming from everything in this photo! Well done!
andrevondeling
 
andrevondeling April 13, 2018
Great image congrats on the award!
PSD9253
 
PSD9253 April 13, 2018
Fantastic Photo...Fantastic Capture...You have
my vote!!!!
RubenSeca
 
RubenSeca April 13, 2018
Amazing!
mlorenekimura PRO+
 
mlorenekimura April 14, 2018
Congrats on your runner up award. This is such an incredible photo!! LOVE IT!!!!
NeonCactusPhotography PRO+
 
NeonCactusPhotography April 14, 2018
Phenomenal catch!! [Pun not originally intended, but it sure is now!!????]
loganhubbard PRO
 
loganhubbard April 15, 2018
Love bear pics and THIS is a great capture. He's got his eyes on you !
RAR PRO+
 
RAR April 15, 2018
Amazing capture ... love the eyes on both the fish and the bear.
fopnvphoto PRO
 
fopnvphoto April 24, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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fopnvphoto PRO
 
fopnvphoto April 24, 2018
You couldn't ask for a better picture. G reat Photo
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe June 15, 2018
Awesome capture!
Flokiteashusky PRO+
 
Flokiteashusky June 19, 2018
Great pic
jeanphilippelanthier
 
jeanphilippelanthier June 19, 2018
Wow quelle belle photo
Alfredo_Jose PRO+
 
Alfredo_Jose June 20, 2018
Excellent photograph!
M2esquire
 
M2esquire June 21, 2018
The fish looks a little shocked......
peterbroomhall
 
peterbroomhall July 03, 2018
Awesome photo , very aspirational !!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 02, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous
Katioucha
 
Katioucha September 20, 2018
Brilliant shot !
elonin
 
elonin December 28, 2018
Amazing
Hood PRO+
 
Hood Jan 13
Wow...amazing!!
michaelshadrachboyd PRO+
 
Outstanding shot.
bobbytaylor71 Premium
 
bobbytaylor71 Mar 24
A skillfully well crafted image ...Congrats on your many awards, well done ... Thanks for sharing this amazing image.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Lake Clark National Reserve in Alaska. You fly into Anchorage and take a small plane to the lodge.
Time
This shot was taken in daylight hours. It rained everyday, but we had our rain gear for ourselves and our cameras. This was my first trip to Alaska and my first trip seeing bears. What a magical experience it was. It was in September at the end of the season and the silver salmon were running. The bears didn't mind us observing them doing their daily routine. Mama bears would go back and forth with their cubs from the meadow to the water, stopping at times for a nap or to let their cubs nurse. It was such a thrill to watch them catch the fish. I was taking pictures of this bear chasing after the salmon parallel to me and after it caught the fish it turned and came my direction. I couldn't believe my eyes as I kept clicking away capturing the moment.
Lighting
The lighting was under mostly cloudy skies.
Equipment
I was using my Canon 1DX mark II with my 400mm DO II lens on a tripod.
Inspiration
I wanted to get images of the bears fishing, so I would take photos of every attempt they made. They didn't always succeed, but patience always pays off.
Editing
I use PhotoShop and Lightroom to process my images.
In my camera bag
Since I'm a wildlife photographer I mostly use my 400mm DO II lens, but in some situations I use my 100-400mm II lens. I have two cameras, the 1DX Mark II and the 5Dmark IV. If things are too far away, I'll opt for the 5DMarkII because it has more megapixels since I usually need to crop my images because the wildlife can be quite far away.
Feedback
For anyone that wants to get images of bears fishing, I would highly recommend going to Alaska on a photo tour. I went with Nathaniel Smalley. It's a workshop photo tour, and he does a wonderful job, plus you will have a bear guide.

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