Kukak Brown Bear 10

Kukak Brown Bear 10

I created this image while visiting Kukak Bay on the Katmai Coast in August. This brown bear was lazily sitting by the edge of a stream waiting for a salmon to swim past. Eventually, it sat up on its hind legs and yawned. When I saw this image on my camera’s LCD screen, I chuckled. I felt bad for the bear, since this was not the most flattering picture, but I doubt that the bear cares. The early morning golden light was an added bonus. I used my Canon 7D and 500mm f4 IS lens to photograph this moment. This image is a single-exposure which required minimal processing using Aperture 3 and Photoshop CS5.

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  1. Love this image, Jon! The light on the bear and background are wonderful, but it’s really that great expression and slouched posture that pulls me in. Easy to attribute some real human emotions to this guy!

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