Bear Hug; PB mom and cub

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by drr1531, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. drr1531

    drr1531

    Jan 2, 2009
    Alaska
    This image is a couple of year old but I just reworked it for a print order. While at it I thought I'd share it on here. Shot in Kaktovik, AK.

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  2. DW Brewer

    DW Brewer Guest

    Superb in every aspect. Thanks for sharing with us.
     
  3. It doesn't get any better than this!
     
  4. Jeff1

    Jeff1

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    Mar 26, 2017
    Ferndale, WA
    Jeff
    Great shot! Jeff
     
  5. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
  6. Absolute Wow...
     
  7. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Impressive, Dan! Wonderful pose, capture and processing! A friend of mine has gone on two photo trips for polar bears. I'd love to do the same!
     
  8. drr1531

    drr1531

    Jan 2, 2009
    Alaska
    Thanks for commenting, folks. Glad you enjoyed the shot.
    They're interesting to watch. Much more sociable than brownies so the moms with cubs aren't freaking out every time they see another bear. Unfortunately there's no inexpensive way to go on a shoot in arctic locations. I went freelance(i.e.no workshop leader) with another photographer and it was still a costly venture. But well worth it.
     
  9. What an absolutely wonderful image! Beautifully evocative and just lovely...
     
  10. Just B E A U T I F U L... Love it... (y)(y)
     
  11. drr1531

    drr1531

    Jan 2, 2009
    Alaska
    Glad you all enjoyed the image and thanks for the comments. Wildlife photography is 90 percent showing up and 10 percent just not screwing it up when opportunities arise. In this case with a static subject in good light the showing up part was the difficulty. Darn cold that day.
     
  12. keirin

    keirin

    Dec 31, 2005
    Arresting image. Thanks much for sharing it here.
     
  13. Thom S

    Thom S

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    Aug 15, 2012
    Alaska
    Nice photo Dan. Good to see you posting again.
     
  14. Beautiful image Dan .
     
  15. drr1531

    drr1531

    Jan 2, 2009
    Alaska
    Thanks, Guys. Glad you liked it.
     
  16. StephanieHelen

    StephanieHelen

    Jun 9, 2006
    Glad you posted it, I had not seen it before, it is stunning!
     
  17. Your bear images are incredible! Thank you for sharing your photos.
     
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