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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.

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely treatment here Carolyn

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 5 years ago

    lovely photo

  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot !!!

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenalmost 5 years ago

    Oooooops, I did it again…Sorry Carolyn. This bear looks like he/she mean business…Lynn

  • Rachel Lilly
    Rachel Lillyalmost 5 years ago

    Totally 100% gorgeous!! Fantastic :-)

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful B&W such an awesome close up.

  • Charlene Aycock IPA
    Charlene Aycoc...almost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture. Love it in BW.

  • Olga
    Olgaalmost 5 years ago

    Such a special story and photo! Obviously, you got connected with his soul… Priceless.

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...almost 5 years ago

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 5 years ago

    Massive shot!

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