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Katmai Brown Bear by Bruce Benson

July 2024 - Katmai Brown Bear

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Taken at Brooks Falls Katmai National Park Alaska. This bear was wading up and down the river looking for migrating fish. I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to visit this location many times and get hundreds of once in a lifetime image of brown bears. You have to have some courage to come face to face with the many bears that gather there to feat on the salmon that come there each year. I mainly cropped the image and adjusted the brightness, adding a little sharpening.

Canon 1DX MKII/Canon 400 2.8
F 4.5/ 1/1000/ ISO 800

2 comments posted

Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Bruce, indeed the amount of brown bears that we can see at Katmai National Park in Alaska is impressive. They are so busy catching salmon which are in abundance that they just do not care about us humans. In fact; in our visit one mama bear brought her three cubs near us since she new that other male bears would not come close because of us and the cubs would be safe, and she went on to catch more salmon. We did not get to go to Brooks Falls since the waiting time to use the photography platform was two years. Go and figure
Your image is at peak of action. It is sharp. I think that the edge is to close and creates some tension. Using the magic of Generative function in photoshop, I added some real state to the front.
  Posted: 07/09/2024 06:20:12
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Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Here is Mama Bear and her Three coming towards us. It is a screen capture from a video in my iPhone   Posted: 07/09/2024 06:27:50
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