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USA, Alaska, Katmai National Park, brown bear (Ursus arctos) leaping after salmon<br />
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When you visit a location as often I have, you begin to recognize the ‘locals’, and I have a history with this bear. She’s a young female I’ve photographed in years past, catching fish like none other. This year she had two cubs demanding her attention and was still the best. As the male bears splashed and thrashed at fish, she was like an efficient machine; feeding her cubs was her prime objective. I knew exactly what she would do and focused on her.<br />
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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, f/5.6 for 1/5000 second, ISO 2500

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USA, Alaska, Katmai National Park, brown bear (Ursus arctos) leaping after salmon

When you visit a location as often I have, you begin to recognize the ‘locals’, and I have a history with this bear. She’s a young female I’ve photographed in years past, catching fish like none other. This year she had two cubs demanding her attention and was still the best. As the male bears splashed and thrashed at fish, she was like an efficient machine; feeding her...
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