Life and Death in Katmai

This chase, among many others like it, was an honor to witness and a tremendous thrill to photograph and share with others. That’s Katmai, the very best bear viewing in the world. Enjoy.

This series of images was taken on Moraine Creek, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM with tripod.

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  1. Posted September 4, 2012 at 11:12 pm by Ann | Permalink

    WOW, what an amazing series of shots! Just phenomenal captures of this gorgeous animal! Love it, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. Posted September 5, 2012 at 3:54 am by Pulsman | Permalink

    Is that the famous Brooks river? Were you in a safe place, or could it be dangerous in case of a “bear charging” ?

  3. Posted September 5, 2012 at 6:26 am by Danie Bester | Permalink

    Great shots as usual Richard! That 500mm F/4 L Mark II lens is pretty sharp too and I can see why you rated it so high with your previous blog post..

  4. Posted September 5, 2012 at 7:34 am by Lance Warley | Permalink

    Awesome sequence, Richard!!!

    Do you have to give it back?

  5. Posted September 5, 2012 at 8:27 am by Ani Mustapah | Permalink

    What a awesome shot!I just cant imagine how many images do you have during this moment.

  6. Posted September 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm by Michael Flaherty | Permalink

    NICE! I especially like the last two. The fish definitely has a personality in those.

  7. Posted September 6, 2012 at 11:27 am by wendy | Permalink

    WOW. What amazing images… Feeling a little sorry for that fish! 🙂

  8. Posted September 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm by Ian Plant | Permalink

    Epic series bro!

  9. Posted September 8, 2012 at 11:03 pm by Michael Glover | Permalink

    Great set of shots! I really like how the birds in the background are not even bothered by the bear!

  10. Posted September 11, 2012 at 8:45 am by imagesbytdashfield | Permalink

    Beautiful captures. Nothing like really fresh sushi! LOL

  11. Posted September 14, 2012 at 10:20 am by Larry | Permalink

    Excellent work Richard. The very best I’ve seen.

  12. Posted September 15, 2012 at 11:58 am by Margo Tracey | Permalink

    Exquisite work, as usual, Richard.

  13. Posted September 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm by Charles TIsdale | Permalink

    The last shot in the series tells a story all by itself. “too big to go over”, “too wide to go around”, “too low to go under”, it’s time to negotiate! … Great work

  14. Posted September 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm by Christi Fuller | Permalink

    Yowsers Richard!! Loved those photos. You caught the look in the eye of both the predator and the prey. Amazing!

  15. Posted December 11, 2013 at 7:43 am by ruba | Permalink

    breath taking pictures…

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