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Dominant

Without spending every day in the Khuzeymateen witnessing the interactions among the various Grizzly Bears it’s hard to know for sure who is the most dominant male, however this guy definitely ranks up there (in my opinion). He is certainly one of the larger males that I have seen in the area – with only one or two other bears that are as big or bigger – and he walks around like he owns the place.

 

I actually find him quite a difficult bear to photograph, this image being the exception, because he rarely will even give us his eyes. He is usually focused on something else, like eating or mating, which don’t always make for interesting shots. Despite his size and his demeanor, he wasn’t at all scary to be around, and tended to be quite tolerant in our efforts to get a good shot of him.

 

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Taken: May 31, 2016
Location: Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 234mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/500

About this Image

Without spending every day in the Khuzeymateen witnessing the interactions among the various Grizzly Bears it’s hard to know for sure who is the most dominant male, however this guy definitely ranks up there (in my opinion). He is certainly one of the larger males that I have seen in the area – with only one or two other bears that are as big or bigger – and he walks around like he owns the place.

 

I actually find him quite a difficult bear to photograph, this image being the exception, because he rarely will even give us his eyes. He is usually focused on something else, like eating or mating, which don’t always make for interesting shots. Despite his size and his demeanor, he wasn’t at all scary to be around, and tended to be quite tolerant in our efforts to get a good shot of him.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, please contact me contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: May 31, 2016
Location: Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 234mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/500