I had the pleasure of attending a photo workshop up near Bella Coola last month. We were after Grizzlies and we found some.
The Atnarko River was teeming with salmon this year and there were two sows, one with a two year old cub and one with two one year olds. What a marvel to watch them fish and fatten up for hibernation. If you are wondering why the high ISO we were allowed to take our tripods on the raft but we could only use them as monopods and as you can see I only had a shutter speed of 400 as it was.
Awesome Series of the bears, they look black but I think they are bigger and look like grizzlies. What a pleasure to have the chance to observed them, especially with the cubs. They are not always easy to photograph, I have lots of shots from our Alaska trips, I wish I could be out there again and again...
These are awesome. they are already quiet well fed and their fur are thick and ready for the hibernation.
Gotcha can refer to the bear or I'd like to think your thoughts as you clocked this beauty. What a catch Phil and how wonderful to watch this feest with your own eyes. The series is a real treat for us.
What an impressive series of photos! These must have been unforgettable and fascinating moments and you really managed to capture them in a wonderful way. All photos could be the main one here. Thank you for sharing them with us! A map view surely would be interesting here.
Greetings from grey and damp Germany! Autumn at its best ...
What a privilege to see these bears in the wild catching salmon to feed up before the winter. They seem to be a darker shade of brown than the Alaska grizzlies.
This one is a good choice for main as it fills the frame, but all four images are excellent, especially the ones with the cubs.
I hope you had time to take out from behind the camera and simply watch!
Photo hunting Grizzly bears :-) That's a great adventure, Phil, I bet you also had some moments you asked yourself why you went there ... LOL ... the no. 2 image shows why, this buddy looks scary, you do not want to steal his fish buddy. Love the two last images in the series, no doubt: baby animals are just too cute. Great how the bear shakes his body in no. 3, "air blowing" the thick fur. I saw a grizzly in Waterton Lakes/Canada side, I could have touched this guy, luckily we were in the car but I leaned outside making an image. Survived.