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Brown bear

Brown bear
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Copyright: Philip Gerald (philip) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 11] (129)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-05
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-08-30 9:59
Viewed: 4275
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture in Seattle, Washington at the Woodland Park Zoo. Brown bears can get up to 7 feet (2.1 m) long and can get up to 1,500 pounds (680 kg). They can run up to 35 mph (56 kph) so if you encounter one of these guys in the wild, you best bet isnt to run. You should make yourself look as big as possible and don't show fear.

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  • Tim Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 27] (105)
  • [2004-08-30 13:53]


Great shot of the lumbering Brownie! The looking big part is one thing (a natural for me), but I think the wet pants would be a dead give-away of my fear factor... ;o) Great job!


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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-31 13:21]

This is quite a big mother! Very nice position in the frame too. The only real nit is the time of day which robs you of the magic light and a highlight in the eye. I have some pics of a 14' grizzly, that is doing the e-mail route. If you are interested, I will mail you. Just mail me through TN. I sent it to Japie, who ws speachless.

I've seen bears (black bears, not grizzlys) in Banff (Alberta) natural park in 1995 and took some shots, but never such an attitude. The agressivity is very well expressed, and the large paw with nails shows it very well. You were ready at the right moment! Well done, Phil.

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