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Quintessence of the Khutzeymateen

You’re always warned not to go into a trip with a preconceived image of a photo you want, because you might miss what’s happening around you. Well I didn’t go into the Khutzeymateen envisioning this photo (because I didn’t know what to expect), but upon arriving and seeing this backdrop, I did think to myself, I would like a bear in front of those mountains.

 

If I could only show one image to exhibit what the Khutzeymateen looks like, it would be this image. It has depicts many of the elements at the core of the Khutzeymateen has to offer. Front and center is the Grizzly Bear enjoying sedge grass with a beautiful mountain backdrop, and I also think this Grizzly also seems quite at ease with our presences.

 

We were lucky enough to have this grizzly position itself right in front of the mountain backdrop, and look up with a mouthful of grass. This was tricky to photograph because you needed a small aperture in order to make sure that the mountains weren’t blurred, but also not so much that you had diffraction, in this case I went with f/11, and think it turned out well. In another sequence I tried a smaller aperture, and then stacked the layers to get both the bear and the mountains in focus.

 

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

 

Taken: May 28, 2015

Location: Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 135mm
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/640

About This Image

You’re always warned not to go into a trip with a preconceived image of a photo you want, because you might miss what’s happening around you. Well I didn’t go into the Khutzeymateen envisioning this photo (because I didn’t know what to expect), but upon arriving and seeing this backdrop, I did think to myself, I would like a bear in front of those mountains.

 

If I could only show one image to exhibit what the Khutzeymateen looks like, it would be this image. It has depicts many of the elements at the core of the Khutzeymateen has to offer. Front and center is the Grizzly Bear enjoying sedge grass with a beautiful mountain backdrop, and I also think this Grizzly also seems quite at ease with our presences.

 

We were lucky enough to have this grizzly position itself right in front of the mountain backdrop, and look up with a mouthful of grass. This was tricky to photograph because you needed a small aperture in order to make sure that the mountains weren’t blurred, but also not so much that you had diffraction, in this case I went with f/11, and think it turned out well. In another sequence I tried a smaller aperture, and then stacked the layers to get both the bear and the mountains in focus.

 

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

 

Taken: May 28, 2015

Location: Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS-1D X

Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Focal Length: 135mm

Aperture: f/11

ISO: 400

Exposure: 1/640