|Tin Man Lee
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| p.1 #1 · Some Crazy Brown Bear Encounters (4) |
Hi guys, this is my first post, nice to meet you all.
I was fortunate enough to meet or talk to quite a few of you FMers which helped me a lot. Really thankful for that.
I am posting 4 pics from my recent trip to Katmai National Park. I was with a small group of photographers led by Chas Glatzer. We have been searching for brown bears for days and finally found a good spot. The water almost reached my chest as I was kneeling down to get a better angle. The water was freezing cold. But I wasn't sure if the uncontrollable shivering of my body and my teeth was due to the ice-cold water or the fear of facing the mighty wildlife right in front of us.
All the pics were taken with a Canon 1D Mark IV and 500mm F4 on a RRS tvc-33 tripod and Wimberley II head. ISO 800, 1/1600s, and between f5.0-f8 depending on the light as it was overcast but the light kept changing that day.
By the way, I recently started a facebook page at www.facebook.com/TinManPhotography to post pics and share my travel experience. Please feel free to add me.
The brown bear ran furiously at our direction for about 2 seconds, then leaped into the air and pounced down with his two huge claws for salmon.
Bear fight in water
Bear standing up with salmon
4 feet off the ground