Meet the crown prince

By: Arjen Drost

May 06 2013

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Category: mammals, nature, Photography, spring

1 Comment

Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:600mm
ISO:640
Shutter:1/160 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Brown Bear

While we saw two or three different bears during the first part of the week, the last two days we only saw this big guy. The mating season of the bears is about to start and this bear had claimed his territory. Not such a bad place to claim, as there is enough food (the bait in front of the hides) for a lot of females… At least, he claimed it for now, mating season hasn’t started yet, so there is always the possibility that a larger, more powerful bear will come and chase him away. Until then, he is just the crown prince and can he only hope (and fight) to one day become the king of the area… For now he’ll just come to visit his territory, eat little and rest a lot. At least, that’s what he did in the last night of my stay. After a short visit close to my hide, he eat a little and laid down for an hour. The light was great, but how many pictures can one take from a sleeping bear… But it was still great to just watch the bear from a distance.

One comment on “Meet the crown prince”

  1. Looks cool, good background colours too!


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