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Grizzly bear #399 walks with one of her three cubs in the spring of 2011 in Grand Teton National Park.
After more than three years without seeing one of the primary factors that caused me to move up to the Jackson Hole, Wyoming area, I finally got to see her once again! She had been making appearances on the days that I wasn’t up there, but Grizzly Bear #399 finally put on a spectacular show last night as she emerged in the golden light of the end of the day. All three of her cubs were frolicking and playing and having lots of fun following her around.
I got the call that both her and Blondie were out while I was at home in Jackson, Wyoming, but something pushed me to drive the 50 miles or so up to her area just in case. She had disappeared by the time … Continue reading
The grizzly bear nicknamed ‘Blondie’ of Grand Teton National Park walks along a tree line.
Here’s another shot of the grizzly bear nicknamed ‘Blondie’ of Grand Teton National Park from the other day. While the photo from yesterday’s post was taken out in the open, this shot, while closer, was taken with my car in between myself and him. This was as he began to make his way south to try to find an opening to cross the road. I was trying to help him out, but most people didn’t really care about his well-being. They simply wanted to drive as close to him as possible. If you’re ever around wildlife, please remember you’re in their home. They’re not simply posing for photos.… Continue reading
The grizzly bear nicknamed ‘Blondie’ of Grand Teton National Park stands before the Teton Mountains.
With both my cameras still out, a great friend let me borrow her 50D so that I could get my fix and actually click a shutter again. It was a tremendous day in terms of wildlife, but the encounter in getting this shot sent chills down my spine.
I was heading north in Grand Teton National Park hoping for a chance encounter with Grizzly Bear #399 after hearing the news that she has three new cubs that were spotted with her on Sunday. Before reaching that area, I came upon a bear jam and found dozens of people watching the grizzly bear that had been nicknamed ‘Blondie’ by one of the rangers grazing about 100 yards from the road. He began making his way down the creek he was grazing near and headed toward the … Continue reading
A video compilation of Grizzly Bear #610 of Grand Teton National Park and her two yearling cubs.
With my cameras still out, I thought it might be a good idea to go back to some of the video I shot and put together compilations of specific animals. I started with what little video I did get of Grizzly Bear #610 and her two yearling cubs up in Grand Teton National Park. The rain turned to snow during shooting, but luckily that didn’t deter them from scrounging for some food.
On a related note, #610′s mother, #399, was recently spotted out with three brand new cubs of her own which prompted me to begin asking around for a spare camera I could borrow. Luckily, it looks like a good friend is going to let me use her 50D, so hopefully I’ll be coming back soon with some shots of my favorite … Continue reading
A video of spring bison calves and grizzly bear cubs from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
It’s become an unfortunate habit where I send in a camera or two for repair, and that’s when I go back and compile all my recent videos together. The 7D is officially on its way back to Canon to get exchanged out once and for all. It was working well enough for most instances, so I was holding onto it for just a bit longer, at least until I got my 5D back. But then I came back home the other night after standing in 40 degree rain, sleet and snow for three hours catching a mild hypothermia while watching grizzly bear #610 and her two new cubs, only to find that I didn’t have one sharp shot out of the 600+ shots I got. Since the UPS label was still there from … Continue reading
A Yellowstone grizzly bear, nicknamed Scarface, walks along the Lamar River in the Lamar Lamar Valley.
While visiting Yellowstone National Park this past weekend, I wanted to spend an entire day in the Lamar Valley, something I realized I actually hadn’t done before. It payed off because while I was there bright and early, a few hours later a grizzly bear came out and walked along the Lamar River. I followed him, along with others, as he made his was up the river through the Lamar Valley and eventually even got some great shots of him as the river came closer to the road.
It turns out that this isn’t just any grizzly bear. This is the renowned bear nicknamed, Scarface. At roughly 25 years old, he got the name from a fight most likely with another grizzly that left a large scar on the right side of his face … Continue reading