In Alaska, I had the pleasure of photographing lots of bears with cubs. These cubs gave me lots of enjoyable shots. Fact is this little guy in this images gave me the most shots out of all the bear cubs that I got to photograph. This cub was soooo small for the time of year it was, that his mother was trying to get him caught up with all the things he needed to learn. when he got to the rock, you see him on now, I think he just gave up and did not want to leave like his mother was urging him to do.
Eagles to me are like bears in some aspects. Except for the breeding period and rearing of their young, eagles for the most part loners. Bears are loners except for the breeding period. Eagles do congregate with other eagles during certain time of year and certain areas of the world, like Haines Alaska, Vancouver British Columbia, and Kamchatka Russia. For their flying ability, they are, in my opinion, the most acrobatic and the most agile big predator bird in the air. Able to Handle, Adjust, and yes, even flip their quarry in mid air and catch it.
I think I interrupted this black bear's meal as I came up on him to photograph. Luckily enough, he didn't bother to move as I was moving completely around him for different angled shots. I did get some very good shots of him as it turned out and I think I like this one the best.
In Alaska, I got this shot of this eagle ripping apart and eating this herring in mid flight. Hence “In Flight Meal”. This eagle was only about 20 to 30 feet above the water, and 20 to 30 feet in front of me. Used my 400mm f/2.8 for the shot.
Along the Russian River in Alaska, there are many bears fishing in it’s waters. Most of the time, you can watch them doing what bears do in feeding themselves with salmon and they are not disturbed by you watching…… But now and again you might find that one that does not want to your eyeballs all over them….. this was one of those times.
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