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07-JUL-2008 copyright Elizabeth Bickel


Lake Clark, Alaska

This series of shots may be my favorite of all my 2008 bear photographs.

That is because of the uniqueness of the situation. Normally, you will not find wild Grizzly Bears and Black Bears together in the same area. Griz are known to kill Black Bears. And Black Bears are normally very fearful of Grizzlies. However, these bears broke the rules & tolerated one another. This was a most unusual wild scene. It was also the Grizzly Bear who peacefully left first.

I'm still in awe of this encounter.


Any and/or all usage or copying of this image, without express written permission from the photographer, is prohibited by law. Copyright 2008, Elizabeth Bickel. All Rights Reserved.

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January Grey12-Jan-2010 04:46
Just like a couple of teddy bears! Amazing catch, Liz!
Marco Valk04-Aug-2009 12:08
Great capture; amazing experience. v
Peter Stahl22-Jan-2009 02:13
Cool capture and so unique. Excellent find Liz!! GMV.
Tom Torbert21-Jan-2009 05:08
Great image liz... The explanation makes it even better... V
waterfalls man21-Jan-2009 01:12
Beautiful Capture V
Martin Isabelle20-Jan-2009 22:40
Un 2 pour 1 bravo pour cette belle prise ...v
lou_rozensteins20-Jan-2009 22:39
An excellent wildlife shot. Well done. Look forward to more!
Xavi Barneda20-Jan-2009 20:24
This is really a great catch! It must be a wonderful experience to see such an outstanding event. Thanks for sharing! V!
Ceya20-Jan-2009 15:32
Great catch, really! Interesting information, nice composition, exciting mood, too. V!
Hank Vander Velde20-Jan-2009 13:50
Terrific image Liz. Nice informative description too. Nature is full of surprises.
Carol Rollins20-Jan-2009 12:46
How wonderful that you were there to observe this very rare and wonderful encounter Liz.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Fantastic shot!
Debbie Blackburn Beierle20-Jan-2009 07:04
What an awesome encounter for you to observe! Excellent capture of this event!!!
Gerard Koehl20-Jan-2009 06:17
Ils sont magnifiques ces deux ours... V
Ann Pettigrew20-Jan-2009 05:07
What a great shot, Liz! Where were you when you encountered these bears? How close were you? Did they interact? Really nice!