Is It Safe?

Sow Brown bear (Ursus arctos), with cubs out of the field of view, looks carefully toward Brooks Falls in Katmai NP to see if there are any predatory males who might harm or kill her cubs.

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EF 200±400mm +1.4x @ 454mm; f/15 @ 1/40 sec, ISO 100

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Very cool, Bob. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you, David. One of the untold stories at Books Falls. Everyone is trying to replicate Thomas Mangelsen’s famous image and they completely miss anything else.

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