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It’s always impressive when you can see a bear stand on it’s hind legs, because it really gives you a feel for truly how big they are. But why do they stand on their hind legs? Well I have seen one bear do it almost as a scare tactic to try to scare us off, and make as aware of how big he is.

 

Another reason why bears do it is to get a better look (or smell) of something that has caught their attention. The sedge grass in the Khutzeymateen was particularly tall this spring, and so this 5 year-old bear was standing to get a better look at another bear to see if there was any reason to be concerned.

 

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Taken: June 1, 2016
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: 182mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 2000
Exposure: 1/500

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It’s always impressive when you can see a bear stand on it’s hind legs, because it really gives you a feel for truly how big they are. But why do they stand on their hind legs? Well I have seen one bear do it almost as a scare tactic to try to scare us off, and make as aware of how big he is.

 

Another reason why bears do it is to get a better look (or smell) of something that has caught their attention. The sedge grass in the Khutzeymateen was particularly tall this spring, and so this 5 year-old bear was standing to get a better look at another bear to see if there was any reason to be concerned.

 

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

 

Taken: June 1, 2016
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: 182mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 2000
Exposure: 1/500