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Fish-Eating Grin

Fish-Eating Grin was photographed during my 2016 trip into the Great Bear Rainforest, which is located along the coast of British Columbia.

 

During the fall in the Great Bear Rainforest, both Black Bears and Grizzly Bears switch from eating grasses and berries to eating the calorie packed salmon that come to the rivers to spawn, assuming that there are salmon there.

 

This image shows a Black Bear mom (with her cub of the year in the background) just after she caught a pretty large Pink Salmon. The funny thing is that the cub ended up making off with over three quarters of the salmon and took it off into the woods, away from mom (look for those pictures to come). Salmon are a critical part of the Black Bears diet because they are rich in calories and it helps them pack on the calories before the long hibernation ahead. So I think this image title serves two purposes, because the fish looks like a grin, and because the bear is probably happy that she caught a fish, each fish will help make surviving hibernation that much easier for her, and especially for her young cub.

 

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

 

Taken: September 24, 2016
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 170mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/320

About this Image

Fish-Eating Grin was photographed during my 2016 trip into the Great Bear Rainforest, which is located along the coast of British Columbia.

 

During the fall in the Great Bear Rainforest, both Black Bears and Grizzly Bears switch from eating grasses and berries to eating the calorie packed salmon that come to the rivers to spawn, assuming that there are salmon there.

 

This image shows a Black Bear mom (with her cub of the year in the background) just after she caught a pretty large Pink Salmon. The funny thing is that the cub ended up making off with over three quarters of the salmon and took it off into the woods, away from mom (look for those pictures to come). Salmon are a critical part of the Black Bears diet because they are rich in calories and it helps them pack on the calories before the long hibernation ahead. So I think this image title serves two purposes, because the fish looks like a grin, and because the bear is probably happy that she caught a fish, each fish will help make surviving hibernation that much easier for her, and especially for her young cub.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, please contact me contact@wildelements.ca.
Taken: September 24, 2016
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 170mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/320

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