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16-JUL-2007 copyright Elizabeth Bickel


...went through my head as I shot this photo.

However, the bear - that this foot belonged to - was more interested in clamming than she was in me. It was amazing to watch how delicately she could open a clam shell with these claws.


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Debi21-Jan-2010 22:55
That is one powerful looking paw.
Milan Vogrin14-Oct-2008 07:15
Impressive! Great shot!
Simon Chandler04-Aug-2008 03:00
Fantastic close up shot. So powerful. Love the lighting and the details of the on the legs. v
Marco Valk30-May-2008 17:19
impressive shot of those magnificent claws
Richard Calmes22-May-2008 10:58
This is TOO close!!!
Great shot though! V
Monique Laguë18-May-2008 11:18
Excellent composition and very sharp. v
nomadicdragon18-May-2008 01:02
Wow. Great shot. Scary claws.
Earl Arboneaux 17-May-2008 17:01
Great shot Liz.., that's some large claws..V
SageCreek Images17-May-2008 15:28
Super shot Liz..
Nice clamming tools to have..voted
Matthew Mannell17-May-2008 13:00
Woa, sweet close-up!
Alina16-May-2008 20:38
Impressive fingernails! v
Zaid Kurdi16-May-2008 20:24
Wow....Superb shot Liz.....Wonderful composition and are very brave....Well done.....V.
Bryan Ramsay16-May-2008 17:42
Very nice shot Liz! -BJ
globalgadabout16-May-2008 16:04
superb and gripping image of these ominous claws...V
Bob Foisel16-May-2008 14:53
Wow. You must have been very close. V.
Carol Breton16-May-2008 13:05
Liz, this is such a powerful image. I have never seen a bear foot up close and personal like this! Very, very impressive. (Be careful :o) V
Jonathan Popp16-May-2008 12:44
That's the best shot of a bear's claws that I've seen. Yikes, you were awefully close.
Jeff Waldorff16-May-2008 12:07
Unusual capture and it is awsome! Fantastic muddy textures of the fur with those long claws! Well done.
Hank Vander Velde16-May-2008 11:00
Beautifully composed close-up. You must be brave Liz to get this close. V.
zeev segal16-May-2008 08:03
Excellent close-up... very nice composition vote
marie-jose wolff16-May-2008 07:45
very impressive claws! V
Bryan Murahashi16-May-2008 06:20
Excellent close-up capture of these powerful claws. V
Silvia Roitman16-May-2008 06:08
wow!great shot!
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad16-May-2008 06:04
Powerful image. Well seen and courageously made. Voted
Sam_C16-May-2008 06:00
Awesome, and powerful shot!! A bear photo with real 'impact'...Big Vote!!
Gérard Koehl16-May-2008 05:18
ckitchen16-May-2008 04:40
Incredible picture.
shatterbug16-May-2008 04:13
Wow, you were really're quite adventurous aren't you :-)
coaster16-May-2008 03:58
Nice composition; those claws are really something.
john savage16-May-2008 03:54
Interesting shot angle. You appear to be under the bear. Great job. V
Meggi Raeder16-May-2008 03:49
Wow, what a shot. Excellent! You must have been quite close. Where did you shot this image?
I am embarking on a trip to Yellowstone next week and hope for some good opportunities of wildlife.
Guest 16-May-2008 03:15
Great Shot V
Peter Stahl16-May-2008 03:15
Impressive looking claws. Cool shot Liz! GMV.