I’m out in the field again, so I’ll pre-post a few more images from my last trip here, scheduled for every other day or so while I’m away. I’ll be gone 2 weeks, so we’ll see how it goes.
Beth asked ‘did I get close enough for any images with the bears’ in a recent thread. Well, this particular evening, I was shooting Lesser Scaups (ducks) on a small pond in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park, and had been waiting for about an hour for the ducks to come close enough. They’re pretty savvy, for relatively small creatures. They know how far they have to remain from me to avoid getting their pictures taken, depending on what lens I have on my camera. So, after a while, I look in my rear vision mirror, and here’s a grizzly, about 30′ behind my truck. I like ducks and all, but I’ll take a grizzly photo over a duck, any day. Particularly when the ducks are too far for a decent photo. So I hopped out of the truck to get a better angle, and took a couple of images before this young fella wandered into the brush nearby.
Grizzly bear, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park, Alaska.