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Grizzly Bear Sow

The scar over this bear's right eye marks her as the mother of four cubs born in 2010, which was an extraordinarily rare event. Two of them survived to adulthood. She is reportedly twenty-four years old. I last saw and shot her with the two survivors in 2011, very close to where this photo was taken at Swan Lake Flats. It was a thrill to see her again after so long. This year, she has two new cubs, probably a much more workable number.

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
1/1000s f/5.6 at 800.0mm iso640 full exif

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Ann Pettigrew29-Jun-2016 02:34
A wonderful story, Hal. Reminds me of,the famous Scarface. Still can't believe someone shot him. We saw him twice five years apart. ,the first year on Tower Rd. And the second time at Dunraven Pass.
Buz Kiefer16-Jun-2016 17:53
Excellent photo. Even with 800 mm I wouldn't want to be that close to a Griz. Vote.
Hank Vander Velde13-Jun-2016 20:59
Terrific image Hal.
Chris Picard13-Jun-2016 15:47
Outstanding shot and story Hal. V
joseantonio13-Jun-2016 09:13
great find and capture.V.
Guest 13-Jun-2016 08:28
Special moment. Love it. Best. J
Tom Munson13-Jun-2016 04:28
Beautiful image, Hal. Great that she is still around.