A Banff Grizzly on the move
Canon 5DIII and 300mm lens: 1/1600 second at f/4 on ISO 2000
I spent one morning in Banff on the weekend and came across a male Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) along the Bow Valley Parkway. He spent some time in one roadside meadow chewing on a everything green he could see.
Canon 5DII and 70-200mm lens at 122mm: 1/250 second at f/4 on ISO 800
Before long, he crossed the road and then headed into the trees leaving a group of vehicles and their occupants behind. I hoped he was heading towards a larger meadow about a mile east and drove there to wait and see.
Canon 5DIII and 70-200mm lens at 149mm: 1/1000 second at f/4 on ISO 2000
Apparently the dandelions and lush vegetation were calling him and after not too long a wait he strode out of the forest and continued chowing down. He stayed there for more than an hour, disappearing briefly a couple of times before finally heading deeper into the shadows.
Canon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/500 second at f/4 on ISO 1600
Although winter felt slow to leave, the greenery now seems abundant and makes me hopeful this bear and the other animals in the park will enjoy a long summer feast.
Canon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/1600 second at f/4 on ISO 1000
Great photos. As I am terrified of grizzlies, I can only hope your lens was VERY long-range, keeping you far from danger. 🙂 He’s a beauty!
June 30, 2014 at 2:19 pm
traveled this parkway over and over and stayed on it too……saw a lot of moose. great shot!!!
June 30, 2014 at 12:07 pm
He is massive -and hungry-a handsome fellow.My favourite is the third.Unencumbered, with the light on him.Great series.
June 30, 2014 at 7:23 am
great close ups!
June 30, 2014 at 7:05 am
It’s wonderful to see your bear sequences – heartening to see them still existing in a natural environment.
June 30, 2014 at 2:45 am
That must have been wonderful. I like the last shot the best.
June 29, 2014 at 11:17 pm