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Head in the Sand

I always enjoy photographing baby animals, because in addition to being adorable, they also do some silly things.  I still haven’t really figured out what this Grizzly Bear Cub in the Khutzeymateen was trying to accomplish.  Maybe his chin was really itchy, so this was the only way he could figure out to scratch it, but he posed like this for a little while, just having his chin rested in the sand, while having his hind legs not bent at all.

 

I like that in this image we actually get to see the Grizzly Bear in the sand, instead of the grass or water, because it’s really a unique place to see them.  Living in Alberta, it’s hard to find a sandy beach in the first place, let alone one that has a Grizzly Bear cub playing around on it.  Because of the tide swings (which can sometimes exceed 20 feet) the sand isn’t always visible in the Khutzeymateen, so we got really lucky to get this bear, and a few other bears, out on it.

 

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/8
ISO: 2000
Exposure: 1/1000

About this Image

I always enjoy photographing baby animals, because in addition to being adorable, they also do some silly things.  I still haven’t really figured out what this Grizzly Bear Cub in the Khutzeymateen was trying to accomplish.  Maybe his chin was really itchy, so this was the only way he could figure out to scratch it, but he posed like this for a little while, just having his chin rested in the sand, while having his hind legs not bent at all.

 

I like that in this image we actually get to see the Grizzly Bear in the sand, instead of the grass or water, because it’s really a unique place to see them.  Living in Alberta, it’s hard to find a sandy beach in the first place, let alone one that has a Grizzly Bear cub playing around on it.  Because of the tide swings (which can sometimes exceed 20 feet) the sand isn’t always visible in the Khutzeymateen, so we got really lucky to get this bear, and a few other bears, out on it.

 

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/8
ISO: 2000
Exposure: 1/1000