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Grizzly at Dawn
Mammal Behaviour Highly Honoured, Natures Best 2016
During early September I was in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. It was my third time visiting this wonderful part of the Alaskan coast and my target for this trip was to try and capture the dramatic images of the Brown Bears that congregate along the coast each autumn. The Bears are waiting for the Silver Salmon to run as they migrate back to their spawning grounds. This natural event is so important to this population of Bears as they need to build up their fat reserves ready for the onslaught of winter. I fell in love with this place three years ago and it is without a doubt one of the best experiences that you can have in the natural world.
Canon EOS-1DX, EF500mm f4L IS II USM +1.4x III, 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600