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Sloth Bear with Cubs



A sloth bear with her cubs from Karnataka, India.

A sloth bear with her cubs from Karnataka, India.
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padmanabhajoshi PRO
 
padmanabhajoshi July 28, 2020
amazing pic

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in the Daroji Bear Sanctuary in Karnataka, India. The Daroji Bear Sanctuary is probably the only such sanctuary for sloth bears and also one of the best places to see them.
Time
It was late afternoon when the mother and her cubs showed up, usually not the best time of the day to photograph due to harsh light, but thats the thing about wildlife, you never know what shows up when.
Lighting
Being late afternoon, the light should have been really harsh, but as luck would have it, it was slightly overcast, and I really welcomed the clouds that diffused the light very slightly.
Equipment
This was shot on a Nikon D4s and a Nikkor 600mm F/4 VR mounted on a Gitzo tripod and ball head.
Inspiration
I wanted to show the behaviour of how the mother carries her cubs when they are young to increase the travel speed and also keep them safe from other animals like tigers and leopards.
Editing
I usually stick to basics of adjusting the exposure and colours to match the scene I saw with my eyes and then a basic round of sharpness.
In my camera bag
I usually travel with my trustee low light workhorses the Nikon D4s and the NikonZ7. As for lenses I keep the AF-S Nikkor 600mm F4/G VR, this has been my most used wildlife lens, along with this is a zoom Nikkor 200-500mm and a Nikkor 24-70mm for landscape and wide shots. I also rent the Nikkor 105mm VR Macro lens along with a Nikon Speedlight for macro photography and a Tokina 16-28mm F2.8 for landscape photography if required. Other stuff that goes into my bag is a 17" Mackbook Pro, Lexar & Sony XQD cards and card readers, Sandisk CF Cards, spare batteries and chargers, one or two 2-4TB Seagate Drives, some silica gel pouches to keep the moisture away and a basic cleaning kit.
Feedback
Wildlife photography is all about patience and being ready when action happens, but what is also very important is giving your subject space and not disturbing or provoking it. Also try to get the longest possible lens you can afford, not just to make a better photo, but to give the animal space and not disturb it.

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