Black, Grizzly, and Polar Bear Photography
This is a collection of Bear photos including bears hunting, chasing fish and cute bear cubs. These pictures of Grizzly Bears, Brown Bears, Polar Bears, and Black Bears, have all have been photographed in the wild. Here you can purchase bear pictures and prints, view bear photos, and learn about bear photography. This is a small sample of my very large bear photography images. Please use the sites search feature to see more.
The Photography of Bears
Photographing bears can be one of the most demanding undertakings a wildlife photographer can pursue. Not only is there an element of danger but bears spent most of their waking time feeding on the ground so their eyes are often not in a good view for captivating images. Patience is the key, since bears also want to be aware of their surroundings and on the lookout for other more dominate bears or new food sources. Female bears with cubs can be especially attractive to photographers but also the most dangerous subjects. For the safety of the photographer and the bears it is best to not be alone while photographing bears in any location. You may feel you are safe because they are not paying attention to you but bears are very fast and unpredictable. Still great images of bears will be a valued addition to a portfolio but, be safe out there.
Places to photograph Bears
The Grizzly Bear pictures were photographed in Denali National Park, Lake Clark National Park, Katmai National Park or Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park. Yellowstone National Park is one of the easiest and most accessible locations in the world to see Grizzly and Black bears. It is not uncommon to have bears walking right down the road past cars lining the roads. At one time coastal bears were considered Brown Bears, and interior bears, Grizzly Bears. It is now believed they are the same species and the two terms often get used interchangeably. The coastal Brown Bear is larger, because of the plentiful food sources such as salmon. Mountain Bears often spend their time grazing on plants and roots, when prey such as Elk and Bison Calves are not available.
The Black Bear photos are from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Polar Bear photos are from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and Churchill, Canada.
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