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_MG_7823-01s.jpg
26-NOV-2005

_MG_7823-01s.jpg

Sequoi National Park in the fog. The park has a very healthy bear population. They can be quite bold and if you are not carefull they will try to sniff you out. Those trees are amoung the smallest of the sequoias. Some of the largest sequoias have a diameter of 36 feet.

Canon EOS 350D
1/30s f/7.1 at 18.0mm iso400 full exif

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Heiko Sieger16-Feb-2011 17:01
Simply amazing shot!
Daniella T.03-Sep-2008 19:45
I did not really felt safe as the bear was moving in a few feet at the time. I was slowly backing off like 3 feet and stopping to take a few shots and he was slowly moving in 3 feet, stopping and sniffing the air in my direction. He was a few feet from me but I kept shooting. Lets see..no point running away as there is no place to go. You can't run from a bear as they run faster and obviously no tree to claimb but then the bear can do that too... so what's to do? keep calm, appear bold and confident and keep shooting :) It's all about attitude unless you're unlucky enough to meet a predatory bear and that's extremely rare. This one was probably not predatory but I have seen predatory bear being put down by a bold attitude. Only the bears that are dying and starving are really dangerous. Black bear mothers rarely attack to protect their cub either and the one I have meet face to face later in that same park did not attack me either.
Gordon Vickrey09-Apr-2008 05:03
From the break in the fallen tree on the right, to the dynamic lean of the sequoia on the left, and the fog enveloping the green young trees in the center...this shot has it all. And then there's the bear. Wonderful work. Huge vote!
Jeannette Snip 25-Jan-2008 22:47
The fog, the tall trees creating an atmosphere of tranquility and mystique and then you see the bear....Living in southern Spain this is an image I will probably never shoot. Love it!
Ronald Kamphuis27-Nov-2007 22:24
exellent capture.
Adjacir Cidrão05-Jul-2007 02:13
Wonderful capture...
Dave Collier14-Apr-2007 23:03
You had great luck to encounter this bear and capture it so...right place, right time! Must have felt quite exciting.
Daniella T.05-Feb-2007 01:57
work with her? first it was a young male, second it is a wild bear so no work with him. Sequoia National park has many bears in the park and they are all wild. they are no pet. It is forbidden to feed them. A fed bear is a dead bear.
Guest 05-Feb-2007 01:35
Great shot, especially the composition. Great model! where did you find her. She exudes self confidence, and has a real sense of poise. Have you done any other work with her? ;)
V
alibenn01-Feb-2007 11:43
Hi mate, this would be a great shot without the bear, with it...just simply rocks!!
Kieran Finn30-Jan-2007 22:57
great pic Daniella.
Guest 30-Jan-2007 12:16
Just incredible!!!
Guest 24-Jan-2007 18:49
Splendid... Love the fog and the atmosphere. V

Vincent.
Ro 13-Dec-2006 03:03
i love all that fog and the texture of the trees!! excellent shot.
Enny20-Nov-2006 14:34
great shot too, love it.v.
Guest 17-Nov-2006 18:00
Wow, very striking photograph. This gets 10's for all of the criteria that make a great photo. I love it!
golfpic31-Oct-2006 02:27
What a great photo. It has a coming out of the fog look to it and wonderful composition too.
Frank P. from Holland 02-Oct-2006 14:59
If you are going in the woods today, you better go in disguise.

Nice compo&capture!
chris 22-Aug-2006 06:05
So nice of you, to join the bear for breakfast.!At least thats what the bear thinks.
Brian Westgate 12-Aug-2006 19:38
Incredible on my screen the picture looks 3D. Wonderfull.
Guest 09-Jul-2006 14:14
wow! awesome!
voted
Guest 10-Jun-2006 07:58
One of the best images I have ever seen, period. Very well done.
David Kelly16-Mar-2006 14:36
Outstanding perspective and composition...
Rick13-Feb-2006 02:54
RUNNNNNNNNNNNNN, Oh before I get the $%^# out of here that's a nice shot
Guy Schmickle04-Jan-2006 18:40
What a great shot of the bear in its environment. Shots like this don't present themselves often and you nailed it.
-Guy
Nick Vivian15-Dec-2005 22:24
wow
Guest 02-Dec-2005 16:59
this is just fantastic: the immense trees, the mist, the bear --- all so natural and superbly composed!
Guest 30-Nov-2005 01:51
Awsome photograph, totally inspirational. Couldn't be bettered. Makes me want to take my camera and photograph bears in my local woods - but there aren't any in the UK!
Robert Socha29-Nov-2005 18:48
This is absolutely stunning. The fog, the colors, the beautiful trees, and then you toss in a black bear? Amazing shot. Vote.
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