Sergio_Saavedra
Sergio_Saavedra

Brown bear’s family.



A family of brown bears climbs a steep hill. One of them is left behind and the others await his arrival.

A family of brown bears climbs a steep hill. One of them is left behind and the others await his arrival.
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Awards

Top Shot Award 21
Legendary Award
Hero Award
Contest Finalist in Shades Of Brown Project
Amateur Winner Colossal Wildlife Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Colossal Wildlife Photo Contest
Winner in All Nature Photo Challenge
Peer Choice Award
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Absolute Masterpiece
Magnificent Capture
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Top Ranks

Animal Kingdom Photo Contest vol2Top 10 rank
Animal Kingdom Photo Contest vol2Top 10 rank week 1
Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Earth Day Every Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Picturing Other Species Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Family Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Family Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
An Unforgettable Adventure Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Swag ProjectTop 10 rank
The Swag ProjectTop 10 rank week 1
Wildlife On The Move Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Wildlife On The Move Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Special Moments Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Special Moments Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 rank
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 rank week 2
Shades Of Brown ProjectTop 10 rank
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 rank week 1
Shades Of Brown ProjectTop 10 rank week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 rank
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 rank week 1
Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol5Top 10 rank
Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol5Top 10 rank week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 5Top 10 rank
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 5Top 10 rank week 1
Looking Down Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Looking Down Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Colossal Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Friendship Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Colossal Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Friendship Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Bears Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Bears Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Wildlife Photo Contest 2018Top 10 rank

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36 Comments | Report
SusanBurroughs
 
SusanBurroughs September 17, 2018
Wonderful capture!
Sergio_Saavedra
 
Sergio_Saavedra September 25, 2018
Thank you!
mjbranscome
 
mjbranscome October 12, 2018
Congratulations on your well deserved challenge win! It is a magnificent capture. Have you entered it in The color brown photo contest?
Aeri
 
Aeri October 12, 2018
Stunning shot with great composition and perfect timing 👏👏👏👏 and congratulations on your challenge win 👏👏👏👏👏 regards Lokesh Aeri
jlappen
 
jlappen November 06, 2018
Just so amazing.
kennydb
 
kennydb November 09, 2018
What an amazing shot! Congrats!
RamonZabala PRO+
 
RamonZabala November 11, 2018
Amazing one . Bravo
Oceanskyphotography PRO+
 
Oceanskyphotography November 11, 2018
Congratulations!
susanplss-bryant Platinum
 
susanplss-bryant November 12, 2018
Too perfect! Nice!
simonparry
 
simonparry December 07, 2018
Superb shot...
kellybpettit
 
kellybpettit December 08, 2018
How does one get this shot. So amazing.
RobbieGiroux
 
RobbieGiroux December 08, 2018
This picture makes my heart smile!
keepclicking
 
keepclicking December 08, 2018
Wow, would love to see this let alone take a photo
KarenMcClymont
 
KarenMcClymont December 13, 2018
Such a beautifully stunning shot.
Candaceofmillerlake PRO+
 
Candaceofmillerlake December 14, 2018
Absolutely incredible shot!
geophotos PRO
 
geophotos December 27, 2018
Magnificent picture! For some reason the buttons aren't working... ? I give this a "LOVE" rather than just a Like!
Rafaphoto Platinum
 
Rafaphoto January 04, 2019
Fabulous
Aintright
 
Aintright January 08, 2019
Doesn't get any better than that. Well done!
john_arsenault
 
john_arsenault January 08, 2019
stunning and beautiful composition.
scottwickward PRO+
 
scottwickward January 08, 2019
Absolutely amazing photograph!!! Well done!!!
DeeElliott Platinum
 
DeeElliott January 08, 2019
I LOVE this SO much! Super Capture!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer January 08, 2019
Awesome capture...did the little bear make it up ?
DeeElliott Platinum
 
DeeElliott January 08, 2019
Where was this shot taken? This is my favorite ever photo!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq January 09, 2019
Beautiful image!!! Congrats on your finalist award!
BenjaminHornePhotography PRO
 
BenjaminHornePhotography January 09, 2019
Wow, this is amazing. Congratulations on your win, you deserved it with this shot
HeatherMS
 
HeatherMS January 22, 2019
Absolutely STUNNING !!!!!!!!!!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer January 23, 2019
Congratulations on win...great composition.
hck325
 
hck325 January 23, 2019
amazing shot!!
angiehermsen
 
angiehermsen February 08, 2019
Amazing photo
worldthroughmycanon Platinum
 
worldthroughmycanon February 12, 2019
beautiful picture
MaryAnne306 Platinum
 
MaryAnne306 March 06, 2019
Wonderful capture!
kellybpettit
 
kellybpettit June 19, 2019
Such an incredible story here. Wow. Takes a while to decide to leave this image. Thank you
gman176
 
gman176 November 30, 2019
Excellent image! Very beautiful
mariadelcarmenllavayol
 
mariadelcarmenllavayol September 18, 2021
Genial!!!
ClaritaBethCanlasMiller PRO+
 
just wow
lauracoxtorgeson_7677 Platinum
 
Unreal! Top favorite for sure.

Behind The Lens

Location
The photograph is made in the nature park of Cabárceno, Cantabria, northern Spain. A very special place, where dozens of brown bears coexist together in an environment full of caves and rugged terrain.
Time
It was taken during the golden hour, while the sun colored the natural environment, and created a very special atmosphere. The sun outlined its beautiful silhouettes, creating textures in its fur.
Lighting
The light was completely natural, without external help. It was the golden moment of sunset.
Equipment
The photo is made with a Nikon D7100 and a sigma 150-600 telephoto. Right now I use the same lens, but with a Nikon D850.
Inspiration
I usually look for a message in my animal photographs that I transmit. I want to create a feeling, a reaction beyond a simple documentary photograph. A photograph has to have a hidden emotion so that it has a certain value. This is my subjective opinion of the animal photography.In this picture I wanted to show the human side of these bears. It seems that one of them tries to help with his hand the last of his group to climb a steep mountain top.
Editing
For this photograph I have used a basic development in ACR, with a simple adjustment of levels and colors.
In my camera bag
Currently, my two favorite disciplines in photography are Landscape and Animals. For this, I use a Nikon D850, a Sigma 150-600 and a Nikon 14-24. For landscape, I sometimes use the Lucroit filter system with neutral density filters.
Feedback
You have to be aware that photography is not a simple discipline. There are many days that you arrive home without any photographs that you like. You have to have a lot of patience and perseverance, especially in the case of animal photography. the one that everything goes well and the work and the time invested have their reward. The most important thing is that you like what you do, and the good photographs will arrive little by little.

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