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#21 Treepol

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:01 AM

Spectacled bears, Chaparri Lodge, Northern Peru, July 2013

 

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 10:22 PM

I love those spectacled bears, @Treepol ! We're seriously thinking about a family trip to Peru (well I've been thinking about it for a while but now more seriously) and definitely want to visit Chaparri!

 

Here are some of my bear photos from Alaska:

 

This is at the Wildlife Conservation Center in Anchorage, Aug 2013:

 

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Bear cub and seagull, Silver Salmon Creek Lodge, Lake Clark Nat'l Park, AK Aug. 2013:

 

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cub, same location and date:

 

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Bears at Brooks Falls, AK:

 

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 11:07 PM

Love both series of bears.

Only ones I've seen were on a hike in the mountains of Va; we took a wrong turn...oops.

 

Bear on the trail.



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 03:36 AM

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~ @SafariChick

 

If that bear portrait isn't the epitome of “up close and personal”, I don't know what is.

 

How you managed such an image without yourself becoming lunch, I have no idea!

 

It's a GREAT photo !!!!!!!!!

 

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 03:47 AM

@Tom Kellie thanks, it was from a viewing platform and with some zoom if I recall correctly!


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 03:57 AM

@Tom Kellie thanks, it was from a viewing platform and with some zoom if I recall correctly!

 

~ @SafariChick

 

Now I understand.

 

I lived in the Aleutian Islands, earning money for university fees, for half a year in 1977.

 

From that experience I developed a healthy respect for bears.

 

Therefore when I saw your ultra-sharp bear portrait, I both marveled at it and wondered how you got out in one piece.

 

Your explanation settles it. I'm partial to bears, but understand that they pack quite a punch in their massive paws.

 

It's one of the most gripping images that I've ever seen on Safaritalk, deserving to be seen by many!

 

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 12:42 AM

bears? you want bears? all pictures taken in Yellowstone NP USA

 

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grizzly cub

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ID this bear!

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A Black Bear who had a swim

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Bison tastes goood

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walking with mom

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a wolf being followed by a grizzly

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wolves and bears and a carcass. Big COOKIE  to who can ID the Grizzly on the far left

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do you want more bear pictures? a sow and cubs? hhmmm??


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Posted 15 September 2015 - 05:43 AM

Katmai Nationalpark , ALASKA

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 10:48 AM

~ @Antee

 

GREAT shot!

 

A Katmai bear image is a very special treat!

 

Decades ago I lived way out on the Alaska Peninsula. Your fine bear portrait brings back memories.

 

Love how the dried material on the beach is in layers.

 

The colors and contrast are SUPERB!

 

Thank you for posting this.

 

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 05:25 PM

~ @Antee

 

GREAT shot!

 

A Katmai bear image is a very special treat!

 

Decades ago I lived way out on the Alaska Peninsula. Your fine bear portrait brings back memories.

 

Love how the dried material on the beach is in layers.

 

The colors and contrast are SUPERB!

 

Thank you for posting this.

 

Tom K.

 

Thank you so much Tom for your kindness!

 

More coming in the future.


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Posted 17 September 2015 - 05:48 AM

@Antee love the shot of the mom with three cubs!  Where in Katmai was that taken? I have a few shots above taken at Brooks Falls.



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 06:06 AM

Thank you so much Tom for your kindness!

 

More coming in the future.

 

~ @Antee

 

Certainly looking forward to it!

 

I like your photography!

 

Tom K.



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 05:48 AM

@Antee love the shot of the mom with three cubs!  Where in Katmai was that taken? I have a few shots above taken at Brooks Falls.

This will be just at the Shoreline of Hallo bay.

So cute! Walking after mama no matter what.

You also have some good pics Safarichick!

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 02:50 AM

This will be just at the Shoreline of Hallo bay.

So cute! Walking after mama no matter what.

 

~ @Antee

 

Seeing such a delightful image I feel spoiled!

 

The stark setting...the file of bears...the rich, muted colors...all visually intense.

 

Your Hallo Bay image is greatly appreciated.

 

Katmai is a treasure!

 

Thank you...again.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 05:25 AM

He looks kinda apathetic...

 

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 12:57 PM

He looks kinda apathetic...

 

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~ @Antee

 

From your photo it would seem that even bears have their days...

 

Tom K.



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 08:59 AM

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 04:31 PM

We need some white bears...

 

@Atravelynn here are the bears you have asked for. :)

 

In June 2013, I spend one week on the expedition cruise ship Plancius to the north-west of Svalbard.
It was a dedicated tour in search for polar bears.
We had perfect weather and lots of luck.
The total count was 10 polar bears.
There were more sightings, but some bears might have seen twice.
One top destination was the “Duck Islands” in Liefdefjord.
The other top destination was the drifting ice field.
The Capitan Nazarov did a great job.
He manoeuvred the ship for best photo opportunities without disturbing the animals.


Lucky bear and unlucky bearded seal

 


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I took the picture at 00:06 AM (midnight).
The big male bear has stolen the seal from smaller female bear.
The bear turns the seal around. It is not a hunting scene.

The female bear is watching the male bear, after he took her seal.
There was no fight.

 



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A bear looking into the “mirror”

 


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A Polar Bear is on the drifting ice northwest of Svalbard in the middle of the night.
The light is magic.
If the sun hides behind clouds, the ice shines blue.
Glacier ice is more compressed and even bluer as sea ice.
A Group of Guillemot is passing.

 


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 04:34 PM

The second set of polar bears.

Bear for breakfast.
I was just at the breakfast buffet; there came the “bear alarm”.
The camera must be in reach at any time …

 


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This bear was not afraid.
He walked next to the ship for a while.
It is amazing to see, how such a big animal is walking on the ice.
The bear knows exactly which piece of ice can hold the weight.
I was on the on the floor of the lowest deck for best perspective.
 

 


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One curious bear, a young male, came directly to the ship.
He inspected the ship and the “funny” animals on board for about one and a half hour.
He approached to about 20m distance from the ship.

 



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However, I got better results as with the D7100 and Tele converter.

 

I like to finish the series with my favourite picture.
A polar bear in the endless artic ice fields

 


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 02:51 AM

Thanks for alerting me to the polar bears @Photo-Kiboko!  Beautiful reflection shots!  It must have been tiring taking great pictures 'round the clock!

 

I'll add a pair of pbs to the list and a reflection shot.

 

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