Portraits of a Grizzly
Took this photo at the Indy zoo of this gorgeous Grizzly. He is very old, and died about two months after taking this photo. My heart broke as I could see the discontent in his eyes of being in captivity.
I was lucky to have had him this day all to myself, and I found it interesting how we made eye contact, and after a few moments of shooting he came over as close as he could get to me, and sat down right at the edge of the mote that devided us.I sat there with him for over an hour, and even though this is a grizzly and could kill me with one strike of those claws, there seemed to have been somewhat of a peace between us. I will never forget him.
I photographed him years ago, and with a very cheap camera. This is not the best quality photograph, but of the most memorable one for me.