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Seeking Salmon

This Spirit Bear was photographed during our 2018 Great Bear Rainforest trip.  This particular Spirit Bear had not been seen along the river in 7 days, so we were really lucky, and the guides were really surprised when she appeared out of the woods.

 

The speculation is that she was feeding on the berries because the salmon were scarce in this area due to the lack of rain.  Without the rain, the water levels were not high enough for the salmon to get up the river to where the bears can feed on them.

 

While we didn’t have hours with this bear, like we have in the past, it was a treat to see her considering she MIA for 7 days.

 

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 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM
Focal Length: 165mm
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/800

About this Image

This Spirit Bear was photographed during our 2018 Great Bear Rainforest trip.  This particular Spirit Bear had not been seen along the river in 7 days, so we were really lucky, and the guides were really surprised when she appeared out of the woods.

 

The speculation is that she was feeding on the berries because the salmon were scarce in this area due to the lack of rain.  Without the rain, the water levels were not high enough for the salmon to get up the river to where the bears can feed on them.

 

While we didn’t have hours with this bear, like we have in the past, it was a treat to see her considering she MIA for 7 days.

 

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 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM
Focal Length: 165mm
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/800