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Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM, HOYA 58mm UV (O)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bear photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-07 12:28
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My first Grizzly Bear

Ursus arctos horribilis Ord

The Grizzly Bear, also known as a brown bear is a threatened species in North America. Brown Bears are an omnivore, their diet consists of berries, nuts, roots, leaves, including small to large mammals such as moose.

Their hair is usually brown but can range in colour from blonde to dark brown. The life span of a brown bear in the wild is up to 25 years. Because of their huge size, 5 to 8 feet tall and 800 lbs they are the top of the food chain. Only the Polar Bear is larger than the Brown Bear.

For their size the Brown Bear is very quick and can reach speeds of 30 mph or 48 kilometer per hour.

Grizzlies were once known to live throughout the western half of North America but hunting and loss of habitat have only left about 1000 in the U.S.

To learn more about this amazing mammal, copy and paste this link... http://www.hww.ca/hww2.asp?id=90&cid=8

Hand Held...hands shaking

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-08-07 12:52]

Dear Janice!

I can imagine that your hands were shaking. It must be an unforgettable encounter and I'm delighted to discover this picture. It shows us the bear in its natural environment and the trees allow the viewer to determine its size. This is living nature and wildlife photography at best.

Kind regards


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-07 13:02]

Hi Janice
What a fantastic shot!
This Grizzly Bear in a wild forest.
Great shot!

Hello Janice,
First of all how are you?
It's been a while:-)
You were on a road and in a car, I suppose.:-) So...hands shaking?;-)
But...looks as he or she has noticed you.
Amazing habitat.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-07 19:11]

Hello Janice,
I must really appreciate your capture of this bear. The natural surroundings and environment is really pretty. Such a bold and brave capture that depict the expression of freedom.
Such a difficult scenery in my place for this type of shot.


Way to go Janice,
Wonderful moment captured, you must have been real excited to see your first grizzly. It has a Bev Doolittle feel to it'The Forest has eyes' comes to mind when I look at this fantastic image. :)

Hallo Janice
Although taken from afar I am sure you must have been pretty exited when you came across this bear. I like the natural surrounding in which you managed to captured this large animal, and I just wonder where you must have been if I look at the angle in which this photograph have been taken. And how did you get there, is another question? I am sure it was aware of your precence if I look at the way its head is turned as if it was listning to hear. This is an image with no pretence and just how nature suppose to be. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-08 15:45]

Hi Janice,

This is that one picture in a thousand that makes me think how much I had been with you and seen this myself. Your shaking hands did no damage - this is beautiful. A bear the way one should see a bear - free and surrounded by greenery. I'm green with envy.


hello Janice

congratulations for this first one,
a very beautiful photo of the Grizzly Bear
i love that it is from far and with him we can
also see his habitat, TFS


Hi Janice,welcome to the Grizzly Bear photographers club here on TN.It certainly is a thrill to see these animals out in nature where they belong and you have made the best of your opportunity with this shot you have shared with us as the the bear in it's environment is wonderful to see.I like the natural colour and the balanced proportions this image has and even though the bear looks smallish in the view it really goes to show that you are not taking chances with getting your photo but rather are keeping a respectful distance from the bruin.It is even possible I have seen this very same bear back in June as I have seen two this year in the general area of the Highwood Pass.A fine composition,Janice.Thanks for sharing this Grizz with us.


Dear Janice,
I am sorry to join SO LATE the accolade to your great story of the Grizzly Bear. Unfortunately I spent very little time lately at the computer, we were getting ready to move to another town (and today was D-Day) ...

It is photos like yours, which turn us into couch-potatoes/addicted TrekNature members! (Who needs photoshop!?!)

I have seen grizzly Bears only in Zoos - and I am rally happy for you, that you had this exciting, wonderful experience :-))

Thanks very much for enabling me to add your photo to my Animal Behaviour theme.

Enjoy the rest of your day,
Warm Greetings

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-08-28 21:59]

Hello Janice,
What a special moment this must have been for you to capture your first Grizzly on camera. Even though he is a good distance from you, for obvious reasons, you managed to get off a great shot. Super notes!! TFS.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-09-23 18:14]

Hi Janice,
Well my Dear you did superbly here both in keeping your composer and recording a moment that you will never forget, superbly. Super work Janice, thanks for sharing.

You must have seen this fellow off Hway # 40 going South in the Kananaskis Country???? We saw it too. But I could not get a clear shot.
This fellow, if it is the same one, is quite friendly. We spotted it just before we got to the ROCK GLACIER where we registered the PIKA.
Mario with warm regards.
P.S. Was in Cochrane yesterday.... bad news.... lot of snow!!!

Hello Janice
you are lucky to see and captured Grizzly Bear with a great shot in natural biotop of coniferous forest. I'd like to be in there. nicely composed and presented. thanks for sharing.
best wishes

Hi MCF Janice,

what a handsome big boy:) that you caught him in its natural environment! I like the way it is positioned in the frame. Great work MF! Have a great night!
Warm greetings from warm Izmir:)


Hi Janice,

Fantastic subject. It's like photographed from Bear Grylls' show. :) My sons love it, sometimes I do also. It's at the same time fantastic and fearful moment to meet such a big guy. Fortunately you didn't loose your mind and the compo became pleasant, eventhough the bear's a bit small. Fantastic environment, by the way, and good photo. Congrats and tfs.
Have a great festive season, friendly regards, László

(Sorry, ran out of smileys for today)

Impresionante !! Un gran documento para Tn y todos nosotros.

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