Rebound

By: Arjen Drost

May 07 2011

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Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:400mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/100 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Brown Bear with cubs

When I was playing basketball I always was close to the basket. Most points I scored from a rebound, after somebody else missed a shot. Today I also scored in the rebound. Yesterday I told you about the encounter with Tatyana, the female bear that has come here several years in a row, this time again with four cubs. Today I was in another hide (the same as on the first day) and now she was back. Not directly in front of my hide, but on the other side of the lake. She was a lot more daring as the night before, when she stayed close to the forest all the time. Today she let her cubs free a little (in this picture are only three cubs, the last one is a bit further away) and they stayed at the site to feed. Mother of course was still very alert, looking around her all the time, but apparently there was no danger.

Late at night, it was almost dark already, few more bears came by and the last one made an appearance in the early morning. Apart from the bears the birds were also very nice. Displaying Common Sandpipers and Goldeneyes, a Black Grouse in the tree, and all that in beautiful sunlight. So another great night! Only one more to go… Let’s hope tonight will be as good as this one.

One comment on “Rebound”

  1. Dag Arjen,

    Dat zijn weer boeiende en uitnodigende foto’s.
    Beren vormen voor mij hoogtepunen van Wildlife observatie.
    In de zeventiger jaren bezochten mijn vrouw en ik 2 keer langdurig(9 weken) Alaska.
    Kamperend en lopend bezochten we Katmai, Denali, Barrow, de Pribilofs en vele andere plaatsen.
    Overal Grizzly’s rond en langs de tent en/of ons tegemoetkomend op Bear Trails.
    ‘s Morgens zittend voor de tent met de standaardlens beren(ook met jongen) voor de tent langslopend, met op de zeer nabije achtergrond het meer en de bergen.
    Of zittend bij de waterval van de Brooks river op 6 meter Grizzly’s met kleine jongend vissend op zalm.
    Dat waren en zijn nog steeds hoogtepunten tijdens het wilderniskamperen met geen of nauwelijks andere mensen in de buurt.
    Toch verlang ik ook naar de hutten in Finland, omdat mijn enige beren in Europa-die in Roemenië- een toch teleurstellende ervaring was.

    Kan jij mij nog even zeggen wie ik benaderen moet in Finland om afspraken te maken. Uiteraard kan ik ook even Googelen en moet ik je niet lastig vallen.
    Laat ik dat eerst maar even doen.

    Nu maar hopen dat” sees”volgend jaar doorgaat.

    groet,

    Peter Zwitser


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