7 Top Ten
8 Features
14 Favs

  • 3rd Placement in the Top Ten in Black Bear challenge in Bears of the world group on the 2010-12-03
  • 5th Placement in the top ten in (Land Mammals Category) – Family – Ursidae – Bears challenge in Nature Photography Challenge group on 2011-06-14
  • 6th Placement in Bears – Family – Ursidae challenge in Nature Photography Challenge on 2012-03-30
  • 7th Placement in The Bear Necessities challenge in A World of EOS on 2012-10-21
  • 8th Placement in the Top Ten ANIMAL’S & BUTTERFLYS challenge in the CALENDAR SHOP group on the 2011-05-17
  • 9th Placement in the Top Ten Bears challenge #1 Artists of RedBubble group on the 2010-08-27
  • 10th Placement in The Most Amazing Bears & Koalas Challenge in Amazing Wildlife on 2012-02-01
  • Featured on Explore on 2012-02-01
  • Featured in The 100 – 499 VIEWINGS GROUP on the 2011-02-01
  • Featured on the 2010-07-05 in Closeups in Nature group.
  • Featured on the 2010-07-05 in Calendar Shop group.
  • Featured on the 2010-06-24 in High Quality Images group.
  • Featured in #1 Artists of RdBubble, on 2010-02-10
  • Featured in group: Bears of the world on the 2010-01-31.
  • Featured in For The Love of Canon group.

Calendar Link: http://www.redbubble.com/people/photograph2u/art/4393206-4-close-encounter

We can see that at this time of the year, the bears are less active and they will soon go to sleep till next spring.

Location: Montebello, Quebec, Canada
Date: 2009:11:14
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Canon EOS 40D
Exposure Time: 1/60.0 seconds
FNumber: 5.6
ISO 800
Shutter priority
Lens: 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 L IS USM@400.0mm

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 5 years ago

    We only see them in the Zoo here, Beautiful image!!

  • Thank you very much, Ellen, he is in a opened animal park, Greetz!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Veikko  Suikkanen
    Veikko Suikkanenalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, bear in the nest! Great capture Yannik! Are you photoraghed this in nature?
    Wish you Happy New Year and all best!
    Best greetings!

  • Thank you very much Veikko, I captured it in an opened animal park, Greetz!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work!!

  • Many thx for your warm comments, Vitta! Happy New Year!

    – Yannik Hay

  • trueblvr
    trueblvralmost 5 years ago

    Whoa!!! inst. fave…..very daunting and good photo

  • Thank you very much for your warm comment :) Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44almost 5 years ago

    Ben sure did change over a year Yan.. but how you captured him here is realy stunning!
    Yan serious.. you sure did grow in your photo stuff !!

  • hihihi! This is when he doesn’t shave ;)))
    Many thx dear bro for your warm comments, makes me very happy. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful capture…..simply gorgoeus bear !!

  • Thank you so much Sean, Greets!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • A bunch of thanks, Scott.

    – Yannik Hay

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonalmost 5 years ago

  • Wow! Thank you very much for the feature! I am so pleased. Take care!

    – Yannik Hay

  • akaurora
    akauroraalmost 5 years ago

    A fabulous capture … HUGE CONGRATS on your well deserved feature!! Take Care ~ Rick & Deb ~ ☺

  • Many thx for your great support! I really appreciate it! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • mtozier
    mtozieralmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you very much for your warm comment :) Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

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