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Spirit & Salmon

This year I went to the Great Bear Rainforest one week earlier than the previous two years. The result of going a week (or two) earlier than in the past is that as opposed to the bears just picking up dead salmon that had washed up on the shore, they instead were actively fishing and catching fish. This leads to much more action in the photography.

 

This image shows a Spirit Bear (or White Bear) right after it caught a salmon right in front of us. This Spirit Bear was one of the most successful fishing bears that we saw while on our 7 day trip. She just continuously pulled out fresh salmon and ate them right in front of us. Salmon are a very important part of the diet for the bears in this area, helping them build up their fat reserves before heading into hibernation.

 

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

 

Taken: September 28, 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: 300mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/640

About This Image

This year I went to the Great Bear Rainforest one week earlier than the previous two years. The result of going a week (or two) earlier than in the past is that as opposed to the bears just picking up dead salmon that had washed up on the shore, they instead were actively fishing and catching fish. This leads to much more action in the photography.

 

This image shows a Spirit Bear (or White Bear) right after it caught a salmon right in front of us. This Spirit Bear was one of the most successful fishing bears that we saw while on our 7 day trip. She just continuously pulled out fresh salmon and ate them right in front of us. Salmon are a very important part of the diet for the bears in this area, helping them build up their fat reserves before heading into hibernation.

 

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

 

Taken: September 28, 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: 300mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/640