Mother And Cub Stare Down

Shooting from a zodiac can really make a difference in getting a low angle.  Often times, the lower angle can create a much more intimate experience for the viewer and making image that carries more impact.

And just for grins, here is a shot of me standing in the Zboat doing a jig with my Nikons.  Everyone was pumped after our bear shoot. Thanks for Larissa for the capture.  It was a great birthday!

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Don't Take My Meal

I recently returned from spending several weeks in Norway and specifically Svalbard.  We circumnavigated the island and pushed our vessel into the ice pack to locate and photograph the polar bears.  Our most northern point was 81 degrees, 55 minutes and 14 seconds, well inside the Arctic Circle and only 500 miles from the North Pole.

They say a Polar bear can smell a meal up to a mile away.

They say a Polar bear can cover 1/2 a football field in 7 seconds.

The Polar bear is the ONLY mammal that will actively hunt a human!

Svalbard, Norway,  Nikon D810 with Nikon 400mm 2.8 FL @ 1250 sec, ISO 800, f/8.0 Hand held and taken from zodiac boat bouncing all over the water.