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#61 Atdahl

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 08:15 PM

@ellenhighwater, Great shots of a bear I will likely never see in person.  So, thanks for sharing.


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 11:39 AM

Here's one I took on Friday evening on the Finnish/Russian border.  We stayed in 3 different hides in different locations over 3 nights, the first 2 locations provided us with plenty of bear sightings maybe 20+ individuals.  Whereas on this final night we only saw this one bear for about 15 minutes, and after the most beautiful evening light had all but faded.

 

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 10:27 PM

@IamFisheye, beautiful reflection photo.


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 05:11 AM

@IamFisheye just beautiful. I hope you can find the time to share a bit more about your trip. Locations, logistics etc Thanks



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 05:18 PM

The golden eagle is a massive bird and a very effective hunter and a bird many animals needs to look out for. This animal though, could not care less about the eagle :-) all of a sudden the table has turned and the eagle has to wait for its turn at the carcass.. Smart move ;-) 

 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:07 AM

My next dream is to see brown bears in Alaska (or anywhere really!) We don't get any bears in Australia, but I did get to see polar bears in Canada  :)

 

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These were taken from a helicopter so quality is unfortunately not the best here

 

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:32 PM

Grizzlies feeding on salmon near Brooks Lodge.  Here are a couple from the Katmai Peninsula --- scanned images from film photos I took:

 

 

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:12 PM

@gatoratlarge great shots, J! When were you there?



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 03:48 AM

Wow--- good question @SafariChick it may have been the late 90s! Those are scans from pictures I took with a film camera before I went digital... Brooks Lodge gets booked up so I flew from anchorage and then via a float plane to the lodge. I only had a short day there but it was amazing seeing the bears all over the rapids getting their fill of salmon. I seem to remember 14 bears over that one section of the river...
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 06:55 AM

@gatoratlarge yup that's how we got there too - we stayed there for several nights, the best though we were there very beginning of August so not the peak time, only saw one bear per day, but you saw 14, wow!!  Learned about it from @Atravelynn! I have a trip report on here somewhere - oh here it is: http://safaritalk.ne...-family-safari/


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:37 AM

I've been thinking about squeezing in a trip to Vancouver Island this summer to look for bears.  Perfect timing to see this topic!



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 03:04 AM

I've been thinking about squeezing in a trip to Vancouver Island this summer to look for bears.  Perfect timing to see this topic!

It is Canada's 150th Birthday and to celebrate parks are free.  Could be a bargain or could be harder to book.


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:40 PM

Local to So Cal today.  LOLz

 

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:43 AM

@AmyT Wow!!! so how did that end?



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 06:58 AM

@SafariChick, that was the end of the story as far as I know. Bears come down into our neighborhoods all the time (happily, or maybe unhappily? I am miles from the foothills). That same day, a friend of mine posted a picture of a bear in her backyard.

 

We get mountain lions locally too; they use the storm drains as highways and have popped up in the vicinity of the school where I work.



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:58 PM

@SafariChick   http://losangeles.cb...ck-210-freeway/

 

Late breaking news.  :( 1 mile from where I am now, watching the news helicopters. Bear jumped the wall and was hit by a car. Has been tranquilized to remove him and provide medical treatment, but he's not going down without a fight. 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:05 PM

@AmyT oh no! I was thinking it was an adult mama with cubs - did they ever say more about it? 



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:08 AM

Female bear suffered several fractures in her leg and had to be euthanized.   :(

 

That being said (typed,) a bear or several bears have been invading homes in La Verne. On Friday evening, a bear (the same one?) killed a collie in the owner's garage. Another day, someone came home to a bear in their kitchen eating honey and other food.







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