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on Jun 23, 2009 in Biological Tips

Photographing Alaska’s Coastal Grizzly Bear

Reprint from Nov ’99 BT Journal Note: You should not take the information here and then go find a grizzly bear to photograph. This information is provided so when you go with a guide such as myself, you are photographically prepared to capture the image. Alaska has a number of big mammal species that I want to get to know better (and photograph) with the Grizzly Bear definitely at the top of that list. While science categorizes grizzlies into just a couple of species, with my limited exposure to them, I like to think of the grizzly a little differently than science does. This B News article is about the group of Alaskan Grizzlies that I think of as the coastal grizzly. These are the grizzlies that make their home in the coastal stretches along the Alaskan Range, the west side of Cook Inlet. Now by no means am I going to pass myself off as a Grizzly Bear expert, having thousands of hours of observation time under my...

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on Jun 23, 2009 in Biological Tips

Photographing Alaska's Coastal Grizzly Bear

Reprint from Nov ’99 BT Journal Note: You should not take the information here and then go find a grizzly bear to photograph. This information is provided so when you go with a guide such as myself, you are photographically prepared to capture the image. Alaska has a number of big mammal species that I want to get to know better (and photograph) with the Grizzly Bear definitely at the top of that list. While science categorizes grizzlies into just a couple of species, with my limited exposure to them, I like to think of the grizzly a little differently than science does. This B News article is about the group of Alaskan Grizzlies that I think of as the coastal grizzly. These are the grizzlies that make their home in the coastal stretches along the Alaskan Range, the west side of Cook Inlet. Now by no means am I going to pass myself off as a Grizzly Bear expert, having thousands of hours of observation time under my...

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