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Better Vantage Point

Is this downed tree a shortcut to the land on the end of it?  While it doesn’t really seem like it was easier for the Black Bear to walk up the tree versus walking around it, this particular Black Bear really seemed to enjoyed going this way.

 

I think it provided him with the opportunity to get a better vantage point of the water below, and the salmon that were swimming around it, without scaring them all away.  If you look closely, where he is standing you can see claw marks in the tree, like from him, or other bears, climbing up on it, or digging in to keep from slipping off of it.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: October 6, 2018
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM
Focal Length: 95mm
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/640

About this Image

Is this downed tree a shortcut to the land on the end of it?  While it doesn’t really seem like it was easier for the Black Bear to walk up the tree versus walking around it, this particular Black Bear really seemed to enjoyed going this way.

 

I think it provided him with the opportunity to get a better vantage point of the water below, and the salmon that were swimming around it, without scaring them all away.  If you look closely, where he is standing you can see claw marks in the tree, like from him, or other bears, climbing up on it, or digging in to keep from slipping off of it.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: October 6, 2018
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM
Focal Length: 95mm
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/640