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27-JUL-2010 copyright Elizabeth Bickel


nicknamed by the locals

This young male could end up becoming a "problem bear".

On more than one occasion, the dominant youngster has brazenly stolen fish from off various fisherman's lines. He will also boldly swim up boats just to make deliberate eye contact with humans.

Frankly, it was an extremely eerie feeling when BoBo came even closer than in this shot & looked directly into my eyes. I do have some extremely close photos of his stare. Unfortunately, those images aren't sharp because of the extreme rocking as my guide quickly moved our boat away to safety.

Just the week before, BoBo had grabbed hold of one fishing boat's anchor with his forepaws and tried to reel the panicked people in. No one quite understood why he did this. Because he is wild & unpredictible, such behavior could end up being quite dangerous. When I "met" him, he was still at the stage of testing humans. However, the locals were afraid as to where this behavior will eventually take him. He's a beautiful and spirited, young animal.
Everyone hopes that his being so spirited doesn't end up getting a human hurt and him killed.

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Alexander Kazakov14-Oct-2012 17:33
Great! V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)20-Sep-2011 20:22
Great image,love the color! V
Blandine Mangin18-Jan-2011 09:12
superb capture ! v
Patricia Kay16-Jan-2011 11:46
Excellent image in every way Liz...What a handsome guy he is....Hope he calms down to avoid the inevitable...BV
Jean Chiasson15-Jan-2011 22:45
Lovely scene and light bravo Liz big vote
Ken Chambers ARPS15-Jan-2011 20:51
Superb picture Liz.
But please take care... voted
Nestor Derkach15-Jan-2011 18:52
Liz, great image of this bear , taking into consideration of the rocking boat.
I hope a great future for this bear, people have to remember they invading his home, and he just wants to be a bear.
I like this portrait.
Ceya15-Jan-2011 17:49
A wonderful, strong portrait of this dominant young BoBo! I can almost hear the water dropping on my PC, too..:) ! V
Fong Lam15-Jan-2011 16:09
Amazing're so brave, Liz! V
CM Kwan15-Jan-2011 13:20
This is so lovely, Liz! V
XiaoBernard9915-Jan-2011 07:59
Very vivid colors.Calm big Bear.BOBO is similar in Chinese to a big Baby...
lou_rozensteins15-Jan-2011 01:03
Beautiful shot. Very well done.
marie-jose wolff14-Jan-2011 22:56
fantastic portrait of this young bear! V
shatterbug14-Jan-2011 22:33
Great the vivid colors!
Frank Kavanagh Photography14-Jan-2011 21:01
Stunning detail and colour, I think he is heading up a rocky road, trouble ahead. V.
bill friedlander14-Jan-2011 19:26
Stunning capture with beautiful light and details. Wonderful colors and nice background. Amazing you got as close as you did. V
Mairéad14-Jan-2011 15:36
Fantastic image of this beautiful bear but I could live without such a close encounter. V
Guest 14-Jan-2011 12:10
very beautiful, with splashing colour! V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal14-Jan-2011 10:52
Amazing capture, beautiful details light and colours. BV
Stephanie14-Jan-2011 09:51
Wow! Your capture of this grizzly is unbelievable Liz! Jim is right, print and hang this beauty! V
As for the story..... you are much braver than I to get so close to him. I hope that Bobo develops a fear of humans soon so that he stays safe.
David Hobbs14-Jan-2011 07:31
Great shot and terrific information. You are a lot braver than I am. VV
Guest 14-Jan-2011 07:29
Fabulous colour and composition. Great shot Liz! V
Bryan Murahashi14-Jan-2011 04:54
Beautiful portrait of this young Grizzly. Hope he behaves himself in the future.
Tom Munson14-Jan-2011 04:40
Wonderful image of this beautiful bear! Hope he makes it.
Carla Resh14-Jan-2011 04:19
GREAT shot with amazing color...V
Jim Coffman14-Jan-2011 03:24
Unbelievable image ! I have a great deal of respect for the grizzly bear. They aren't to be trusted. This should be hanging on your wall,Liz!
Simon Chandler14-Jan-2011 03:13
Excellent capture with great lighting and background. Intense expression captured. v
Jean D14-Jan-2011 02:13
Excellent capture. Light and colors are outstanding, Liz!
Guest 14-Jan-2011 02:04
Excellent capture. V.