Excellent Photo Adventures…Alaska Brown Bears 2

During the fishing season in Alaska, we tend to narrow our focus to the rivers where the salmon are stacking up for their final push to their spawning grounds. The bears follow the fish, and we photographers park ourselves nearby waiting, watching and photographing events as they unfold.  You can feel the excitement in the air as the bears hear, smell and/or see the fish moving up river…

Nikon D4, AF-S 500mm f4 VR  ISO 1600 f8 @ 1/250

 

And, then, it’s game on…

Nikon D4, AF-S 500mm f4 VR, TC-14E II ISO 1600 f8 @ 1/750

 

Nikon D4, AF-S 500mm f4 VR, TC-14E II ISO 2800 f8 @ 1/800

 

Nikon D4, AF-S 500mm f4 VR, TC-14E II ISO 2000 f8 @ 1/1000

 

Nikon D4, AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 VR II ISO 800 f5.6 @ 1/1000

 

Nikon D4, AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 VR II ISO 800 f5.6 @ 1/750

 

Nikon D4, AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 VR II, TC-20E III ISO 1250 f8 @ 1/1000

 

Nikon D4, AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 VR II, TC-20E III ISO 560 f8 @ 1/800

 

Nikon D4, AF-S 500mm f2.8 VR II, TC-14E II ISO 1100 f8 @ 1/1000

 

All the patient waiting pays off!  That’s wildlife photography for you…long bouts of inactivity followed by intense moments of hot and heavy action.  Being ready with camera settings, focus modes and reactions all honed to capture the action is key to making great images.  Stay tuned.