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Camera: Nikon D3oo

Lens: 200-400mm F4

Film: Digital

Grey Bear Portrait, Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska

This is one of my favorite wildlife images from one of my favorite wildlife experiences. While visiting the Brooks River in Katmai National Park I chose to leave the viewing platforms and create some unique images of Alaskan Brown Bears. This image of a sub adult male has that special eye to eye connection I was striving for. I observed this bear chasing salmon for quite some time. As he sat in the rive to rest I was able to capture this beautiful moment. I was chest deep in the river, photographing from the same height above the water as the bear. This type of intimate photograph is what I aspire toward capturing.