Grizzly Bear

My family and I were driving through Glacier National Park this summer and we saw this Grizzly bear just wandering along the side of the mountain! The longest lens I had with me was a manual focus Canon FD 100mm f/2.8. When we saw the bear my camera had on a 24-70mm so I scrambled to get my 100mm on, because I knew the extra bit or reach would help. I got the lens on just in time to snap a few photos before we passed him by. We couldn’t stop and there was no place to pull over so I was only able to get a few shots off. Unfortunately in my rush to get the shots off I didn’t have time to change my ISO and the result was a not perfectly sharp photo. Even though it’s not a technically perfect shot, I still like it. The rush of seeing the bear together with the scramble to get the shot was super fun, so I will remember this picture in that spirit.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

6 thoughts

  1. Wow. Good capture on the fly. We get a lot of backyard wildlife that I kept missing because I didn’t have my camera ready. I started leaving it on the desk by the back window with the tele-zoom lens on it with the right settings for most conditions. That was two months ago. Since then…nothing, nada, zip, zilch. We’ve not seen any animals other than chipmunks and squirrels. The forest mocks me.

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