Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Denali - Grizzly Bears
As I mentioned in the last post, in addition to the wolf activity, we also had some bear opportunities as well. A sow with two yearling cubs that were close to the road, that were readily photographical from a vehicle without disturbance was special. Interesting that the yearling pictured above had a blond coloration and the sibling below was more chocolate colored. The visible flowers in the one image were a nice touch.
Funny the way the below image turned out, appearing that the bear was waving to the visitors on the park road.
The sow below certainly provided for a full frame shot when she approached the road to grass. As the tundra season transitions, the bears will changeover to the ripening berry patches for their dietary needs.
This evening I am still drying out clothes/equipment from two days at the Denali State Park to photograph loons with chicks. Unfortunately, the two days of rain and the loon proximity (always far away) to shore prohibited any photo opportunities.