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on Jul 29, 2009 in Wildlife Photography

Where’d they go? Day2

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I take my vacation seriously! We are in total relax mode. We get up, mosey in for breakfast, upload images (and post a couple) and then after our early dinner, we head up to the falls where we stand for 6-7hrs and enjoy the bears. This works great as most folks leave just as we’re arriving to everything. The plan was working great until….

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We reached the falls today to find the bears just staring at the water. Why? The salmon run stopped. Yeap, for the third time in a row, we’re at Brooks when there are no mass esof salmon jumping. Oh well, means we’ll have to comeback again. Hot Dogs!

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That’s OK, there are plenty of bears to watch and photograph. Most of the bears present now are full of character that they more then make up for no jumping salmon. It also gives me an opportunity to explore something I think I like, need more time to shoot and play before sharing but I think by accident I have a new approach.

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And the wind, it hasn’t stopped, still! While not quite so nasty as the last couple of days, it still has Lake Naknek all a foam. With the salmon still spooled up in the lake, the bears are out fishing in the lake, finding the schools as you can see by standing up and looking. They are such characters!

Photos captured by D3x, 600VR w/TC-17e (except last image) on Lexar UDMA digital film