Kukak Brown Bear 10

Kukak Brown Bear 10, Katmai National Park, Alaska

I created this image while visiting Kukak Bay on the Katmai Coast in August. This brown bear was lazily sitting by the edge of a stream waiting for a salmon to swim past. Eventually, it sat up on its hind legs and yawned. When I saw this image on my camera’s LCD screen, I chuckled. I felt bad for the bear, since this was not the most flattering picture, but I doubt that the bear cares. The early morning golden light was an added bonus. I used my Canon 7D and 500mm f4 IS lens to photograph this moment. This image is a single-exposure which required minimal processing using Aperture 3 and Photoshop CS5.

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    Great bear picture! I am taking courses here and there to get a better perspective on photography as a whole but am hoping to be able to get some great wildlife shots like this in the near future. Thanks for sharing.

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