Tetons Brown Bear | Grand Tetons National Park | f5.6 1/160 ISO 640; 400mm | Edition of 100 | Released April, 2013 | In my "In the Wild" workshops I talk about paying attention to your surroundings because you never know what's waiting around the next bend. I was photographing this bear with a 400 mm lens when I realized the bear was, well, staring. And had been for several seconds. While I had my eye to the camera, it had come closer than I realized. When I pulled my eye away and stood up straight, my first thought was, "Brown bears only eat berries. Right?" My general philosophy in the wild is if the animal notices you, you're probably too close. In this instance, the bear came to me... but that didn't make it any less dangerous. Eventually the bear wandered back into the woods, and I didn't follow.
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