Alaska is a bear photographer's dream destination.
Whereas a trip to Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks may grant you a brief sighting of a majestic grizzly, being in the right place at the right time in Alaska pretty much guarantees daily up-close sightings.
Here I was in Southeastern Alaska, in the Tongass National Forest, hiking through the dense rain forest when I found this brown bear fishing for salmon.
As I always say: luckily the bears are more interested in the fish than me. I used the big 500mm f/4 lens to get the shots.
Chasing the salmon
Almost there ...
The final lunge
He gave me a look as if to say: What are you doing in my creek?
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Caught a big chum salmon
Heading to the shore to eat his catch
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