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#41 Photo-Kiboko

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 09:56 AM

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.

 

Great shots. I like the pictures. Thank you for sharing.

 

I haven't seen fighting bears.

Also, I haven't seen any brown bear in the wild.

Where was ist?

 

If you have 24h daylight and you are on a magic place like svalbard,

it is very hard to find time to sleep.

Always, I was afraid to miss something.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:31 AM

 

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.

 

Great shots. I like the pictures. Thank you for sharing.

 

I haven't seen fighting bears.

Also, I haven't seen any brown bear in the wild.

Where was ist?  Katmai, Alaska.  There are some nice train rides in Alaska too, especially Anchorage to Seward or the reverse route.   If you ever become serious about Alaska, I'll give you some guide and boat captain names.

 

If you have 24h daylight and you are on a magic place like svalbard,

it is very hard to find time to sleep.

Always, I was afraid to miss something.  Sleep with one eye open. ;)

 

This would be closer than Alaska for you.

 

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 07:11 PM

Probably a little late to respond but here are some bear photos I took in Brooks Falls, Katmai NP, Alaska.More photos on my trip report http://safaritalk.ne...alaskan-safari/

 

 

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 10:49 PM

We spent two weeks in Jackson, Wyoming in September 2015 and on one morning drive we hit a gold mine.  The berries were growing thick along a road and after we parked, got out and walked we ended up seeing 7 different bears all within walking distance.

 

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We watched a pair of cubs suddenly shimmy up this aspen tree and soon followed by the mother.

 

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We realized why when this big male sauntered down the hill.

 

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We and the rest of the crowd were nearly right on top of them driving the rangers crazy because there were so many bears in one location fattening up for the winter.  All of these images were from that one stop.

 

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 11:11 PM

Wow, @PCNW, what luck, the Mum Bear up the tree looking at you is great. Jackson is such a beautiful area

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 03:39 AM

@PCNW those bear photos are awesome! The cubs on the tree are adorable and the mama on the tree is priceless!
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Posted 02 February 2016 - 03:39 AM

@vishal not late at all - these threads called 'Show us your ...' whatever are ongoing and can be added to at any time!

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 03:43 PM

Stunning photos @PCNW!


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Posted 09 February 2016 - 08:53 AM

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~ @PCNW

 

That's one for the ages!

 

Thank you for posting such beguiling bear images.

 

Not only your flawless technique, but your wondrous composition is a joy to see.

 

Tom K.


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 03:11 PM

Thank you @Tomkellie  @Tom Kellie  Some were already cropped into a square for use on Instagram back when that was the only option for posting photos.  Now there are other options.  For anyone that enjoys photography, travel, safari I can't imagine that they wouldn't enjoy Instagram....my newest addiction.  Gorgeous photography.


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 03:18 PM

~ @PCNW

 

I'd love to see Instagram someday.

 

As it happens, as with nearly all international, i.e. “foreign”, social image-sharing media, it's unavailable where I live.

 

Your bear above easily ranks as one of the very finest images I've seen in Safaritalk.

 

Your composition style I find highly appealing.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:20 PM

Early morning in great light, Yellowstone NP. 

Still frost in the coat so one can imagine that he is newly awake. Now lurking around for food.

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Another Grizzly/Brown bear from Yellowstone.
Yes, they are everywhere in the nationalpark and we saw them everyday in different places.  

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And some more from Katmai NP, Alaska. 

The first one was HUGE!!
The biggest I´ve ever seen.

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This is the tinyest one I´ve ever seen :) 

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Grizzly from the air...

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 12:53 PM

@Antee

A beautiful set of photos - from the biggest to the smallest (and in between!)


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 12:55 AM

Bear cub in Taylor Creek, Tahoe. 

 

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 08:36 AM

I will certainly show you a couple of bear-pictures as a start, forum newbie and all :-) These pictures are taken in Finland, close to the russian border, where these beauties inhabits the woods :-) 

 

23443388803_0acba7b391_b.jpg_RSB6387 by asgeir westgård, on Flickr

 

This first picture is taken with a Nikon D750 and a Sigma 120-300 f2.8S lens, good setup! 

 

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This is one of my favourites, taken with a nikon d4s and 600 f/4 lens.

 

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Same setup here. Kind of hard to get a fluid motion on the subject with long shutterspeed when it`s moving across the frame, but i was satisfied with this one. Intense facial expression as well. 

 

that`s a few from me :-) 


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 08:49 AM

Excellent pictures! How hard is it to find the bears there?



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Posted 30 March 2016 - 09:18 AM

@The_Norwegian Fantastic, thank you for these additions: have you seen there are some Finland trip reports, here and here including wolves, bears and wolverine? I'd love to see more wolverines if you have any photos.

 

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 02:16 PM

@The_Norwegian, awesome, the last one captures the Bears head-down, rolling gait beautifully. You can imagine it really turning on the speed if need be. Quite intimidating, especially just having seen "the Revenant"

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 03:29 AM

Valdez, Alaska: Just arrived on Alaskan soil at our beautiful B+B in the forest. We got out of the taxi and I immediately took a stroll around the corner of the house to see the Wildflowers blooming in the garden and to admire the view over Prince William Sound.

 

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First thing that happened, I came face to face with a Black Bear. I squealed and bolted one way, he snorted and bolted the other. My husband tells of standing there as I flashed past him at light speed, colourfully yelling about what Id just seen and rushed indoors to safety. Our hostess wasn”t home but she had left the house open for us with a note to make ourselves comfortable. We ventured out on to the back deck, which was a level up, to check out the Bear below, still in the garden.

 

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Just a youngin, he too was checking us out.

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We took a few photos of him, 

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Then he “disappeared “ below us. Clunk, crash , thump, “whats he up to down there”. We soon found out, just as he appeared at the balcony railing. 

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We turned and bolted just as he came over the top. I snatched as quick photo through the glass door before we slammed it shut.

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He then proceeded to completely trash the balcony. All the spring flowering pots were knocked over, upturned, smashed, soil everywhere, bird-feeders pulled down and broken, what a mess. Our hostess arrived home sometime later to a deck that looked like a Tornado had gone through in her absence and we were left to explain the carnage. 


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 10:21 PM

What?  No Sloth Bears?! :)  Found this guy in Chitwan in Nepal.  Looks like he had a chunk taken out of his back, wonder what happened to him.

 

 

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