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King Bear
2005 copyright Elizabeth Bickel

"King Bear"


When in Katmai, I was told that this wild Grizzly was a dominant male named "Tuyuq".
Last Sunday, on National Geographic's "Planet Carnivore", there was a program about him. The story was very sad and dealt with the inevitable result of aging and the fall of a king.
When I return to the Falls this July, there will now be a new "King Bear" in Tuyuq's place.
This photo of the old king was taken on a grey, rather dismal day. Neverthless, you can still see that there was something special about Tuyuq in his prime fishing spot. The King won't be forgotten.

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Karen Moen12-Nov-2015 03:27
A lucky moment for both of you! Classic shot. Voted.
John G Reed11-Feb-2012 02:04
Beautiful shot. Best J
joseantonio03-Jun-2010 05:26
Wonderful picture.You got the moment
henrywong02-Jan-2010 05:11
Great shot!
vicente machado 29-Dec-2009 19:34
Poor salmon...
Ceya02-Oct-2008 17:48
Great shot, nice (and sad) story! V
globalgadabout18-Aug-2008 15:40
nice work...great timing from both of you..although the unfortunate salmon may not agree..V
jan madsen03-Aug-2008 11:47
Amazing shot
Marco Valk21-May-2008 15:43
a classic shot, Liz. Nature is rough and it shows in this image. vote
JuvyGeir Thue-Nilsen21-Apr-2008 07:31
Your wildlife- nature pic's are just soooo great! This one - NO FEAR for downhill hurting if falling... picture taken in just right time - beautiful! Love bears! Our V - again Liz! :)
joanteno19-Apr-2008 21:06
He looks quite aged in this shot. Good catch for both you and the bear.
poetry66629-Mar-2008 17:37
Terrific shot Liz. WOW..V.
Keith Rankin15-Feb-2008 05:35
Impressive, great shot! ~V
Bryan Ramsay02-Jun-2007 12:29
Great shot!! -BJ V I need to get to Katmai soon! -BJ
Vince22-May-2007 12:54
Very impressive shot Liz. Vote.
carol j. phipps17-May-2007 15:59
Great catch.
Jean D16-May-2007 03:20
Awesome shot, Liz! A great capture of the Old King!
Gérard Koehl14-May-2007 08:25
Wow... excellent. Big vote
Paula Krugerud09-May-2007 02:11
Superb shot! Sorry to know the king is gone! Life is harsh, but grand!
Bryan Murahashi02-May-2007 14:51
Excellent capture. V
Ann Cleeves29-Apr-2007 20:11
Sad he is not still the King....wonderful shot.
Joanne Kamo28-Apr-2007 00:16
He deserves to be king. You've captured his power and beauty. V
Simon Chandler27-Apr-2007 06:24
Great shot. v
Diane Wu27-Apr-2007 05:18
It's not easy...outstanding capture for both of you...Big V.
Fong Lam27-Apr-2007 04:33
Superb capture, Liz. Vote
Jay Levin27-Apr-2007 04:29
Wonderful capture, Liz, and so is the background information. This is a great photo. Huge vote!
Thierry Lucas26-Apr-2007 22:20
Beautiful shot.
Brinn MacDougall26-Apr-2007 18:34
Amazing that you had this chance to capture the king, wow..v
akleja26-Apr-2007 17:08
Wonderful! Vote!
Zaid Kurdi26-Apr-2007 16:17
Wow,excellent capture Liz,well done,Voted
flowsnow26-Apr-2007 15:46
Excellent capture! V
estralita26-Apr-2007 15:03
Great capture!!! vote
SageCreek Images26-Apr-2007 13:56
Fantastic image Liz,
O the stories he could tell...voted
Kim26-Apr-2007 13:16
I think I would break down and cry if I ever got a shot this amazing! Magnificent comes to mind, Liz! Huge V
veraferia26-Apr-2007 13:09
Wonderful capture!
Eric Carrère26-Apr-2007 12:43
Fantastic catch Liz !
Cecil Gardner26-Apr-2007 12:02
Great shot! v.
lou_rozensteins26-Apr-2007 09:27
Beautiful shot and a great story. Voted.
Enny26-Apr-2007 08:54
great catch for both.
Guest 26-Apr-2007 07:35
Great ! :-)
fdt26-Apr-2007 07:08
Superb capture! Vote. f
QUERIDO26-Apr-2007 06:40
Very nice shot,vote
Priya Shailesh26-Apr-2007 04:57
Awesome shot, thanks for sharing.
Gérard Koehl26-Apr-2007 04:49
Fantastique... Vote
Ron Asp26-Apr-2007 04:47
Excellent image Liz..voted
NealyBob26-Apr-2007 04:15
Awesome capture Liz~! V
Rappwizard26-Apr-2007 04:09
Fantastic shot!! VOTED.
Debbie Blackburn Beierle26-Apr-2007 03:57
Good action shot! Nice catch (for both of you!) v
coaster26-Apr-2007 03:29
Fantastic shot!
Patricia Lay-Dorsey26-Apr-2007 02:56
Superb capture with perfect detail & intriguing subject! V
Bill Gallagher26-Apr-2007 02:53
Excellent catch by you and Tuyuq!
Yi Feng26-Apr-2007 02:22
Great capture!
bandito26-Apr-2007 02:06
Such an awesome shot - thanks for sharing.
Kevin Sargent26-Apr-2007 01:55
Breathtaking photo and interesting background information! V
marie-jose wolff26-Apr-2007 01:48
superb capture!
Guest 26-Apr-2007 01:37
incredible shot, and what a tribute !!