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Bear Chasing Salmon/Salmon Chasing Bear

Bear Chasing Salmon/Salmon Chasing Bear
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-24 16:57
Viewed: 3502
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Grizzly used the chase them down technique to catch salmon, the only thing I had trouble with was a salmon was chasing the bear, can you see it's fin behind the Griz?

The grizzly bear is a North American subspecies of the brown bear.

These awe-inspiring giants tend to be solitary animalsówith the exception of females and their cubsóbut at times they do congregate. Dramatic gatherings of grizzly bears can be seen at prime Alaskan fishing spots when the salmon run upstream for summer spawning. In this season, dozens of bears may gather to feast on the fish, craving fats that will sustain them through the long winter ahead.

Brown bears dig dens for winter hibernation, often holing up in a suitable-looking hillside. Females give birth during this winter rest and their offspring are often twins.

Grizzly bears are powerful, top-of-the-food-chain predators, yet much of their diet consists of nuts, berries, fruit, leaves, and roots. Bears also eat other animals, from rodents to moose.

Grizzlies are typically brown, though their fur can appear to be white-tipped, or grizzled, lending them their traditional name.

Despite their impressive size, grizzlies are quite fast and have been clocked at 30 miles (48 kilometers) an hour. They can be dangerous to humans, particularly if surprised or if humans come between a mother and her cubs.

Grizzlies once lived in much of western North America and even roamed the Great Plains. European settlement gradually eliminated the bears from much of this range, and today only about 1,000 grizzlies remain in the continental U.S., where they are protected by law. Many grizzlies still roam the wilds of Canada and Alaska, where hunters pursue them as big game trophies.

Fast Facts

Type: Mammal
Diet: Omnivore
Average life span in the wild: 25 years
Size: 5 to 8 ft (1.5 to 2.5 m)
Weight: 800 lbs (363 kg)
Protection status: Threatened

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Can't spot the Salmon very clearly, Rick, but the action scene in itself is quite interesting.
The Brown Grizzly seems to be enjoying itself, scattering water in all directions. That's the beauty of this shot.
Well done and thanks.

Hi Rick,
A nice capture of this Grizzly Bear being chased by the Salmons ;>. Very well composed shot with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-25 1:08]

Hello Rick,
Beautiful action photo. Indeed I see the salmon, a strange view. Good sharpness, composition, OOF BG and beautiful natural colours.

Are grizzlies not brown coloured?
I read your notes on the last post as well, and meant to ask you this...
A superb shot with lovely details!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-25 5:31]

Fine action image of this bear chasing the fish, good pan effect.tfs.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-25 11:07]

Hi Rick,
A wonderful wild life capture.I liked details ,exosure and dynamic mode of the photo a lot
Have a nice weekend!Thanks for sharing

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-09-25 19:25]

Hello Rick,
A super action shot showing this bear chasing after dinner. Great detail as you panned the scene before you. I'll bet you were really pumped up as you watched the action unfold.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-26 3:47]

Hello Rick,
a well document action packed shot. I like to note the pebbles in the water that gives a special effect.
The top view gives a good story of the drama.
well timed and excellent presentation.


Rick Price does not take bad pictures. This one would make a good editorial image in magazine format. You trips are like going through a travel magazine of high quality..
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