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Crazy


May 18, 2012 at 04:27 PM
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W o w ! ... and great shots by the way
Claude



May 18, 2012 at 04:31 PM
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tdong wrote:
awesome and sad . next time buy a bear spray


He said he had spray -- but retreating worked. A firearm can certainly be helpful in a pinch, too, but the stats all point to spray being more effective (and obviously less destructive). Imprecise aim with a handgun (very common with 500-1000 pounds of cranky grizzly bearing down on you) is a good way to get yourself dead; imprecise aim with spray can still at least get you left alone.

The most effective tool, though, is a brain, which Kane clearly kept squarely on his shoulders.

Great sequence, and a hell of a story!



May 18, 2012 at 04:34 PM
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Was the Grizzly swatting the ground, standing up at all, any of the other warning signs? I mean, I'd have RUN, too, instead of waiting til it did, but it's always nice to know what meeting a Grizzly close up is like.


May 18, 2012 at 04:35 PM
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I was more lucky 3 years ago ;-)

http://www.bubek-fotodesign.com/temp/pepper-D3.jpg

No damage to the camera, he treated it very carefully (but I was only 3m away and had full control).



May 18, 2012 at 04:40 PM
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truly epic post, and fantastic photos that came from it


May 18, 2012 at 05:09 PM
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This is awesome. Great story and very happy to hear you and your gear were safe after the fact.


May 18, 2012 at 05:18 PM
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Wow! What a cool set of shots here. And I am glad you made it out safely!


May 18, 2012 at 05:21 PM
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Amazing story, happy to hear you're safe and well. I agree with the rest, submit it!


May 18, 2012 at 05:28 PM
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Nice story! Glad the damage toll wasn't as bad as you expected. I love that the guys from Jersey and Oklahoma wanted you to open up on the bear with a handgun. I think its pretty obvious that retreat was the right choice. It is much more satisfying to hear a first person account of the encounter, than to read about it on the news.


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what a great story and pix....you don't see that every day! i'm curious, how far off the beaten path were you when you had the encounter? personally i think the bear was interested because he thought it was a new d800 that he could take and then markup above msrp for resale....

glad it all worked out ok and let us know if nikon does anything, which they should. it would make a great story on why you buy a d4...



May 18, 2012 at 05:36 PM
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hey how about posting pics of the tripod


May 18, 2012 at 06:01 PM
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Or the noseprint on the front element


May 18, 2012 at 06:06 PM
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Wow.....I commend you for what you did however, if it were me, the gear would not have left my side. I would have died with it attached to my hip...the next person could have dealt with the insurance.


May 18, 2012 at 06:09 PM
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cool story, bro


May 18, 2012 at 06:21 PM
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I'm tagging this to show some folks, what a great story and awesome images!


May 18, 2012 at 06:32 PM
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xaradaisy wrote:
The D4 survived because it locked up and played dead.






May 18, 2012 at 07:45 PM
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You needed a sturdier tripod...


May 18, 2012 at 07:59 PM
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I have to admit, you managed to get some quality rim lighting on him in those first few images....did you blast him with an Alien Bee, too?



May 18, 2012 at 08:09 PM
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great story and happy you were safe,,

how about a close up of the tooth marks on the D4 body,, when it is time to resell those should add value,,

Derry



May 18, 2012 at 08:11 PM
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