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p.9 #1 · p.9 #1 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


That's an amazing story!!!!


May 23, 2012 at 12:41 AM
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p.9 #2 · p.9 #2 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


where are the photos of it stomping and chewing on the camera?
I can see Nikon’s next addy… ‘bear tested and bear tough’



May 23, 2012 at 03:40 AM
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p.9 #3 · p.9 #3 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


Years ago I read this story in a gun magazine. A guy was out on a bear hunt and asked the guide what the difference between a black bear and a grizzly bear is and the guide responds:

If a bear chases you, you climb up in a tree and the bear climbs up after you, it's a black bear.

If you climb up in a tree and the bear pulls the tree up with the roots, it's a grizzly bear.



May 23, 2012 at 03:55 AM
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p.9 #4 · p.9 #4 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


senna4ever wrote:
Stupid bear - you can't operate a camera without opposable thumbs!

So glad that you are ok though! But I can't bear the thought of your gear being bruined.







May 23, 2012 at 03:56 AM
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p.9 #5 · p.9 #5 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


it came out of hibernation to see Nikon's latest and greatest, took a sniff and a taste, and thought, bloody hell it looks and tastes same as that old D3s, angrily stomped the heck out of it, and took off to hibernate another 4 more years in anticipation for the next D5


May 23, 2012 at 03:58 AM
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p.9 #6 · p.9 #6 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


well it proves the camera is bearproof .... the tripod however failed on the stability proof ...
Anyway : great pics... and good coldblooded (re)action by the photographer. Next time take a jar of honey with you to distract the bear...



May 23, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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p.9 #7 · p.9 #7 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


Bear also wants to play with camera . What is the tripod brand that failed bear test?


May 23, 2012 at 01:09 PM
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p.9 #8 · p.9 #8 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


hi. you're very lucky. i lived and photographed in the yellowstone country for many years. currently i'm a photo editor at the denver post. i also write for our travel section blog, "free range." i'd really like to interview you and post your amazing photos on our blog.

you can contact me at dkrakel@gmail.com or dkrakel@denverpost.com

my phone is 303 518 4808.

thank you,

dean



May 23, 2012 at 01:29 PM
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p.9 #9 · p.9 #9 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


This is one heck of a story. I found it while reading articles on DP. I'm glad that you made it out ok!


May 23, 2012 at 03:11 PM
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p.9 #10 · p.9 #10 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


Wow! Some photo story. With the pics you took, you ought'a be able to sell it to a magazine.


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p.9 #11 · p.9 #11 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


my only question is was there a teleconverter attached?


May 23, 2012 at 04:00 PM
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p.9 #12 · p.9 #12 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


First of all, glad you're OK! Second - great presence of mind to drop the gear and make a tactical retreat - discretion being the better part of valor in this case!!! - the documentation of the incident is GREAT!


May 23, 2012 at 04:15 PM
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Wow crazy crazy story and great pictures!

Of course, it was rental equipment, LEAVE IT AND TAKE OFF!!!!! . If that was your hard earned 16k, something tells me the story would have been different and it would have been you with the teeth marks and focusing problem, and the D4 would have been unscathed!



May 23, 2012 at 04:16 PM
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p.9 #14 · p.9 #14 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


Just realized that's my first post here, I'm one of those stalker types I suppose.


May 23, 2012 at 04:17 PM
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p.9 #15 · p.9 #15 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


That is incredible. Thanks for posting. I'm glad you are OK!


May 23, 2012 at 04:20 PM
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I read about this at LensRental.com. But they state that some of the equipment was damaged. I'm not surprised since that is an awful big lens attached to the body and it doesn't take much to bend the mount. That's certainly the "weak link" in any body/lens combination.


May 23, 2012 at 05:51 PM
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p.9 #17 · p.9 #17 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


sic0048 wrote:
I read about this at LensRental.com. But they state that some of the equipment was damaged.


Go to page 8 of this thread, and Roger from LensRentals responds to this. The camera did work, it just backfocused, that is something that is easy to miss at first when the OP first started this thread...



May 23, 2012 at 05:54 PM
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p.9 #18 · p.9 #18 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


cleoent wrote:
Wow crazy crazy story and great pictures!

Of course, it was rental equipment, LEAVE IT AND TAKE OFF!!!!! . If that was your hard earned 16k, something tells me the story would have been different and it would have been you with the teeth marks and focusing problem, and the D4 would have been unscathed!


Man is YOUR life worth a paltry $16k? Just saying. I'd have run myself
That's what insurance is for...



May 23, 2012 at 06:12 PM
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p.9 #19 · p.9 #19 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


Glad you are ok.

Please post pictures of the damaged equipment and let us know what was Nikon's response.



May 23, 2012 at 06:27 PM
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p.9 #20 · p.9 #20 · D4.... GRIZZLY Proof!


I was in Yellowstone Park 2 weeks ago and got to see several Grizzly bears, where were you hiking at when you encountered this one?


May 23, 2012 at 09:04 PM
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