Grizzly Bear Photography - pictures of cubs, fishing, standing bears.
Grizzly or Brown Bear wildlife photos including pictures of Fishing Brown Bears, Alaska Grizzly Bears and Yellowstone-Teton Grizzly Cubs pictures and even prints of the famous Teton 399 with cubs by wildlife photographer Jess Lee. The Grizzly and Brown Bear bear photos you see here is from wild bears in Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Katmai and Lake Clark National Parks. These Grizzlies or Brown Bears pictures include photo prints of bears fishing for salmon, standing upright, digging claims, and mother bears feeding her cubs. Cubs playing, fighting and on their moms back.
How to Photograph A Grizzly?
Grizzlies are one of the most impressive subjects for wildlife photographers and capturing great pictures of bears in their natural habitat, behaving naturally and not affect by hordes of photographers can be a challenge. The best way to overcome that challenge is to join a photo workshop especially designed for photographing Grizzly bears. But even going a photography workshop will not guarantee great bear pictures. Popular places such as Silver Salmon Creek, Brooks Falls and the Katmai coast can on occasion provide good opportunities but are becoming more difficult due to the over crowding by tour groups. In the past twenty years the bears have become fewer at these popular location as the bears have found other more remote locations to follow their seasonal routines. That said these places still seem like a wilderness paradise compared to the grid lock bears jams of the lower 48 National Parks like Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier. Still these are currently the best places to safely photograph the great bears.
Brown Bear Or Grizzly ?
Brown and grizzly are common names for the same species, Ursus arctos; the difference between the two is geographic location, which influences diet, size, and behavior. Those that live in coastal areas of Alaska are called brown bears, while typically inland bears that have limited or no access to marine-derived food resources are often smaller and called grizzlies. Both have the same distinctive body shape described below.
- Distinctive shoulder hump.
- Rump is lower than shoulder hump.
- Face profile appears dished in between the eyes and tip of the snout.
- Ears are short and round.
- Front claws are slightly curved and 2-4 inches longs, depending on how much digging the individual bear does.
- Toes are close together, and form a farily straight line. A line drawn under the big toe across the top of the pad runs through or below the bottom half of the little toe on grizzly/brown bear tracks. Claw marks are often visible in the tracks.
- Brown bears are larger than black bears, standing 3-5 feet at the shoulder when on all fours.
This is per the National Park Service