Joey Johnson  

Grizzly cubs "hiding" behind mom by Joey Johnson

July 2024 - Grizzly cubs "hiding" behind mom

About the Image(s)

In one of the inlets in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, we came upon this grizzly family. The guide was familiar with these bears and they were pretty uninterested in a handful of humans in a Zodiak. But, whan a young male showed up, mom and cubs became concerned and moved away from him, but kept eyes glued. At a safe distance, but cubs decided to stand up to see better. Caught this one cub resting its paw on mom's back. An amazing experience to see these animals up sort of close. Taken in the evening. Handheld. Sony a1, Sony 100-400 5.6 lens, 1/1600, f8, iso 2000 at 200 mm. Handheld. Cropping and a little exposure adustment in Lightroom.

4 comments posted

David Robb   David Robb
Excellent candid shot Joey! I like the cubs focus, ears picked up. Some what of a subdued scene in how the bears tie in with the background of northwest colors.   Posted: 07/06/2024 13:23:35

Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Nice work Joey, the bears are caught in a pose that is interesting. I like your camera settings. Vignetting of the photo would add some central attention to the bears.   Posted: 07/10/2024 12:36:22
Joey Johnson   Joey Johnson
There was a young male over to the right that mom and cubs were concerned about. Yes, agree, a slight vignette would be good.   Posted: 07/10/2024 13:37:48

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
Three bears works very well. The mama looks like one of the cubs to me but that doesn't matter. The cub in the center ends up being nicely framed.   Posted: 07/15/2024 07:26:12


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