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Rooting in the Rain

Despite female Grizzly Bears weighing up to 175kg, and having a reputation that would lead you to believe that they take out full-grown elk or other animals on a frequent basis, that’s not always the case. This two year old Grizzly Bear cub, along with her sibling and mother, were actually spending the few times we saw them digging for, and eating roots. The rivers in this area did not have any salmon this year, so it’s amazing to see the bears adapt and find other food sources.

 

Grizzly bears have actually been built to dig. The hump of the Grizzly Bears along with their long claws actually help them dig these roots, unlike Black Bears which cannot dig like a Grizzly Bear can.

 

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Taken: September 26, 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: 248mm
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 12800
Exposure: 1/400

About this Image

Despite female Grizzly Bears weighing up to 175kg, and having a reputation that would lead you to believe that they take out full-grown elk or other animals on a frequent basis, that’s not always the case. This two year old Grizzly Bear cub, along with her sibling and mother, were actually spending the few times we saw them digging for, and eating roots. The rivers in this area did not have any salmon this year, so it’s amazing to see the bears adapt and find other food sources.

 

Grizzly bears have actually been built to dig. The hump of the Grizzly Bears along with their long claws actually help them dig these roots, unlike Black Bears which cannot dig like a Grizzly Bear can.

 

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

 

Taken: September 26, 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: 248mm
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 12800
Exposure: 1/400