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Checking It Out

Because of the tall grass, Grizzly Bears in the Khutzeymateen often need to stand up to get a better look at something they see, or smell, in the distance.  They do this in order to determine if there is any danger, or to keep an eye on a bear that might be approaching, to decide whether they need to get ready to fight or flee.

 

This Grizzly Bear was really funny because there were another two bears across the estuary from him, but he kept popping up to check them out.  He must have stood up at least half a dozen times to check out the other bears, you would think he would get tired from all that standing.

 

I took a lot of photos of this guy standing, but I chose to edit this particular image, because I like how he has a fern (I think that’s what it is) hanging out the side of his mouth, which he didn’t chew the entire time he watched the other bears.  I also like the smoothness of the grass in the foreground, this is compliments of my newly purchased Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II lens.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: June 4, 2017
Location: Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 560mm
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 2000
Exposure: 1/1250

About this image

Because of the tall grass, Grizzly Bears in the Khutzeymateen often need to stand up to get a better look at something they see, or smell, in the distance.  They do this in order to determine if there is any danger, or to keep an eye on a bear that might be approaching, to decide whether they need to get ready to fight or flee.

 

This Grizzly Bear was really funny because there were another two bears across the estuary from him, but he kept popping up to check them out.  He must have stood up at least half a dozen times to check out the other bears, you would think he would get tired from all that standing.

 

I took a lot of photos of this guy standing, but I chose to edit this particular image, because I like how he has a fern (I think that’s what it is) hanging out the side of his mouth, which he didn’t chew the entire time he watched the other bears.  I also like the smoothness of the grass in the foreground, this is compliments of my newly purchased Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II lens.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: June 4, 2017
Location: Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 560mm
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 2000
Exposure: 1/1250