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Normally, it has been my experience that photography in the Great Bear Rainforest can be very dark, and often rainy. Even if the sun is shining, the forest can be so dense that it’s hard to tell that it’s even sunny. This Spirit Bear was position in just right place so that her head, front paws, and the fish she has on the rock were getting hit with the beam of sunlight sneaking in through the trees.

 

Often as a photographer we want the front-light subjects because they are easy in post-processing, often there is very little to do. However, I love the front/side light on this bear because it draws all the focus to her face and eyes, and very little to the other parts of the images, which really aren’t all that interesting anyway. I love that both eyes are catching the light and really standing out.

 

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 USM
Focal Length: 400mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1250
Exposure: 1/1000

About this Image

Normally, it has been my experience that photography in the Great Bear Rainforest can be very dark, and often rainy. Even if the sun is shining, the forest can be so dense that it’s hard to tell that it’s even sunny. This Spirit Bear was position in just right place so that her head, front paws, and the fish she has on the rock were getting hit with the beam of sunlight sneaking in through the trees.

 

Often as a photographer we want the front-light subjects because they are easy in post-processing, often there is very little to do. However, I love the front/side light on this bear because it draws all the focus to her face and eyes, and very little to the other parts of the images, which really aren’t all that interesting anyway. I love that both eyes are catching the light and really standing out.

 

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 USM
Focal Length: 400mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1250
Exposure: 1/1000