Crab Hunt by Martin Smart


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2nd Place in the Avatar Challenge in “Bears of the World” Group August 2009

Featured in “Bears of the world” July 2009
Featured in “300+ Go Long!” September 2009
Featured in “World Wildlife Photography” January 2010
Featured in " Wild Nature Photography & Writing" January 2010
Featured in “Americas ~ Rural, Urban, Wild, Free” February 2010
Featured in “Alphabet Soup” February 2010
Featured in “Nature In Its Entirety” December 2010

A Grizzly Bear searching for crabs and other crustaceans on the rocky shoreline at Glendale Cove, Knight Inlet, BC, Canada

Canon 20D
1/160sec f8 ISO 200
500m lens + 1.4x converter


carnivore, brown bear, grizzly bear, dangerous powerful mammal

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  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot Martin, he’s a beauty ;) xoxox TK ♥

  • Thanks Tammy!

    – Martin Smart

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 5 years ago

    He’s a beauty. I hope you shot this with a telephoto. A very good telephoto. ;o)

  • I definitely had to use a 500mm lens for this one – wouldn’t want to get too close!

    – Martin Smart

  • Michele Conner
    Michele Connerabout 5 years ago

    NIce shot… what lense did you use?

  • Thanks Michele. I used a canon EF500 F4L IS lens for this shot with a 1.4x converter

    – Martin Smart

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot,

  • Thanks Ann!

    – Martin Smart

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersabout 5 years ago

    what a sight to see….wow….he is amazing….thanks for sharing this!

  • You’re welcome Jan, thanks very much!

    – Martin Smart

  • main1
    main1about 5 years ago

    Wow! How cool is this guy? Very nice shot!!

  • Thanks very much Marleia, I appreciate your comments.

    – Martin Smart

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...almost 5 years ago

    Knight Inlet…lucky you to be there in that special place. A beautiful bear to be certain. Well done!

  • Thanks whalegeek, I’m looking forward to making another trip up there before too long.

    – Martin Smart

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous griz! The setting is pretty fine for bringing out this guy’s great color.

  • Many thanks Ken!

    – Martin Smart

  • lefty1
    lefty1almost 5 years ago

    fabulous shot, hope you weren’t too close to this big feller!

  • Thank you very much John, fortunately I was able to photograph from a comfortable distance!!

    – Martin Smart

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent capture Martin.

  • Many thanks again David!

    – Martin Smart

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