Getting Down with Brown Bears

Ron Niebrugge Alaska, Lake Clark, Photos, Travel 6 Comments

A Brown Bear, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

A Brown Bear, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

I feel that by laying down on the sand and looking up at this Brown Bear helps to emphasis the bears size and power – and it helps to throw the background out of focus.

I gotta say, bears do seem to give you an extra look when they see someone laying on the ground – can be a bit intimidating, especially while looking through a telephoto lens which gives the impression that the bear is much closer to you then it really is!

This was from my Alaska bear photo tour this past June.

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  1. And of course, the other nice thing about laying down is you’re that much closer to the hole in the ground you’re frantically digging with your free hand. 🙂

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  4. Great picture. Do you find it hard to get the bears eyes light enough to not look like black dots and not blow out the rest of it.

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    Thanks Andy.

    It is hard to get that light in the eye of bears – a lot of time I have similar versions of a particular pose with the difference between the best one and the others is a little catch light in the eye. I have plenty that are just black.

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