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17-JUL-2007 copyright Elizabeth Bickel

Testing Themselves

two young, unrelated, Grizzly Bear males

... mock fight to establish their positions in the natural hierarchy of life in the wild.
What an amazing feeling to be able to stand so close in the open meadow and watch this. Lake Clark, Alaska
From my "Grizzly Bears in their Native Wild Habitat" gallery:

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MarcViskens29-Mar-2020 11:06
very nice cath
carol j. phipps02-Oct-2018 03:27
Had to see this amazing picture again. Bravo!!!
Dan Greenberg15-Jul-2018 02:52
You were definitely in the right place at the right time and your photo skills were in top form that day. Fantastic! ~BV~
Karen Moen24-Dec-2016 09:45
You were truly lucky to capture this interaction, and we are lucky that you are willing to share your skill with us. Voted.
Laura Milholland02-Feb-2016 23:45
Wow - totally cool shot! V
larose forest photos18-Apr-2011 00:28
Truly awesome image. The light, colours and of course the subject are stupendous.
Debi21-Jan-2010 22:37
Liz, this is truly an extraordinary series of shots.
Robyco30-Jul-2009 07:04
just perfect !! (V)
Guest 24-Jul-2009 15:27
Wonderful picture and title. What an thrill and amazing adventure to be able to photograph these wild bears, way to go.
ss 23-Jul-2009 21:18
I think it is your best image here.
Quy Tran15-Dec-2008 05:27
Excellent capture! V
Tim Reisdorf13-Aug-2008 03:01
wonderful shot.. well done
coaster22-Jun-2008 19:38
Great shot!!! V
Milan Vogrin23-May-2008 07:02
The best here for me!V!
Marco Valk14-May-2008 17:44
I agree with Keith. I must have had dust in my eyes. Magnificent image. vote
Matthew Mannell13-May-2008 08:09
Amazing! What a shot.
Tom Heim04-Apr-2008 19:17
420mm wouldn't be far enough away for me - even if cropped!
Amazing shot.
Pixel Shooter23-Mar-2008 03:17
Fabulous, no idea how I missed this, two thumbs up!!! ~V
john savage14-Mar-2008 01:19
great interaction, perfect timing, nice
Rosemarie Kusserow03-Mar-2008 08:04
Thanks Liz for sharing this amazing moment with us, it is a plesure to view at these bears in action, Rosemarie :o) v
Chad Ramsey08-Feb-2008 03:41
WOW!!! What a simply amazing capture and photo! Voted!!!
Chris Thorpe22-Jan-2008 15:48
What a thrill to get such a great action shot... GMV!
Carl Baggott12-Jan-2008 19:09
Great capture - its always good to see action shots and this one is spot on - voted
Monte Dodge28-Dec-2007 17:41
Awesome shot,,, and with your 300mm IS L lens,, man your still too close... Vote
tomandlinda07-Dec-2007 13:20
Must get to Alaska! You captured a unique monent. Vote. Linda
Guest 19-Nov-2007 17:50
Cute brave fellows! I wouldn't stand the test :) V
poetry66619-Nov-2007 16:53
I cant believe that you got this close to these bears. Okay you used a 300mm lense but even so this must be a scary sight even from that distance. Incredible sight liz. Well done. Big Vote!
Joanne Kamo17-Nov-2007 11:55
Wow! You've outdone yourself now, Liz. Incredible action and expressions. V
Guy Dube16-Nov-2007 12:14
Impressive picture Liz! V
Bill Paige15-Nov-2007 17:14
Nice shot,has my vote. So did you break up the fight?
flowsnow15-Nov-2007 15:17
how loving
Guest 15-Nov-2007 14:34
Great capture & impressive. v
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik15-Nov-2007 07:28
Amazing action. One of your best images!! L&S
Diane Wu15-Nov-2007 06:56
Awesome! Fabulous capture!
Simon Chandler15-Nov-2007 03:05
Great capture. Unique and impressive. v
Guest 14-Nov-2007 19:01
wow, must be very exciting to be so close, a fabulous image.
Yiannis Pavlis14-Nov-2007 15:06
Unique scene and a beautiful picture. Nicely done.V
Carol Rollins14-Nov-2007 14:01
What a wonderful moment to capture, Liz! This is a fantastic shot - a National Geographic image!! Excellent photography. V.
laine8214-Nov-2007 12:31
What a great find !!
Nestor Derkach14-Nov-2007 12:18
Liz,the odds for this capture is like going to the casino and playing the slots.
Excellent capture.
Richard Calmes14-Nov-2007 11:30
A rare moment captured perfectly! V
Andrew Vincent14-Nov-2007 09:10
Looks like you were close! Excellent detail, what a catch! VOTE!
shatterbug14-Nov-2007 07:47
Excellent capture! Only 300mm? Brave!
carol j. phipps14-Nov-2007 00:59
Wow! Liz! this is a great capture. V
Aivar Mikko13-Nov-2007 18:32
Superb wildlife shot! Excellent action, nice light and colors.
Debbie Blackburn Beierle13-Nov-2007 06:47
Love it! Great shot and gotta love that face!!
January Grey13-Nov-2007 05:28
You are certainly blessed to have witnessed this event! Thank you for sharing it. Amazing shot! V~
Sam_C13-Nov-2007 05:27
Truly an amazing shot Liz!! Powerful, and superbly done. Big Vote!
Ali Majdfar13-Nov-2007 05:03
Superb capture, GMV
Bryan Murahashi13-Nov-2007 05:02
Wonderful photo of this playful scene. V
Guest 13-Nov-2007 04:22
What a moment this must have been! Priceless photograph. V
Yi Feng13-Nov-2007 03:17
Wonderful capture! They are so cute. V
Guest 13-Nov-2007 02:54
Excellent shot V
Jean D13-Nov-2007 02:52
Superb and breathtaking image, Liz! The expression on that bear is definitely priceless!
Pat Hemlepp13-Nov-2007 00:39
Wow! Excellent!
Robbie D7012-Nov-2007 22:22
Brilliant work , this is so special it stands proud.
Jonathan Popp12-Nov-2007 21:58
Super, Super shot.
Jim McKinlock12-Nov-2007 21:52
Fantastic shot!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography12-Nov-2007 20:37
Superb, Vote :)
Navake12-Nov-2007 20:25
Wonderful capture! Well composed and lovely soft colors.
Regards, Virpi
Raśl Semoloni12-Nov-2007 19:59
Extraordinary !!!! V.O.T.E.
Guest 12-Nov-2007 19:41
Jaw dropping image...v
Guest 12-Nov-2007 19:33
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! V
Marcia Colelli12-Nov-2007 18:59
wonderful capture V
Jeanne Dammarell12-Nov-2007 18:59
Amazing sighting and capture! The angle couldn't be any better for capturing the action.
Guest 12-Nov-2007 18:32
What an exciting shot! v
zeev segal12-Nov-2007 17:31
This is a great capture,Excellent fhoto VOTE
Sandi Whitteker12-Nov-2007 17:25
Fabulous catch! How fun to see these guys in close-up and personal. Well done.
coaster12-Nov-2007 16:59
Fantastic shot!!
Guest 12-Nov-2007 16:19
Your Bear images are awesome Liz, and this is among the tops...voted
Peter Stahl12-Nov-2007 15:24
A fantastic capture Liz! GMV.
Fong Lam12-Nov-2007 14:11
Excellent capture of their playful mood, Liz
Hank Vander Velde12-Nov-2007 13:17
Fantastic shot Liz, luv your grizzlies. V.
Guest 12-Nov-2007 12:36
Excellent shot! v.
Gerard Koehl12-Nov-2007 09:59
Wow... magnifique ces ours qui s'amusent.
Nick Powell12-Nov-2007 07:45
An amazing capture!, must have been fantastic to watch. V
Vince12-Nov-2007 07:09
A great capture Liz. I would have felt like you too if I could stand close to take shots at them. Vote.
Tom Munson12-Nov-2007 07:08
Outstanding image Liz. You have some fantastic bear shot.
QUERIDO12-Nov-2007 06:53
Excellent shot,vote