YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK,WYOMING

THIS BEAR WAS FEEDING ON AN ELK WHEN A SMALL GROUP OF CYOTES CAME ALONG. BELIEVE IT OR NOT THE CYOTES DIDN’T SEEM TO FEAR THIS GUY AT ALL. THERE WHERE SIX OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKEING SHOTS FROM ABOUT 30 YARDS AWAY. I USED A 600MM LENS TO GET THIS SHOT. I HAVE ANOTHER SHOT OF THE SAME BEAR BEFORE THE CYOTES CAME.
Canon F-1,Fujichrome 50,600mm lens

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Nature and landscape photographer, specializing in the GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS and surrounding area. Use all formats 4×5,6×7,35mm equipment.

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  • Gary Lengyel
    Gary Lengyelabout 6 years ago

    OK, I’ll bite (pun) – how close was he? Where was this taken?

  • THIS WAS TAKEN IN YELLOWSTONE,A GROUPE OF CYOTES WAS TRYING TO STEAL THIS BEARS KILL.A GROUPE OF PHOTOGRAPHERS HAD GATHERED TO SHOOT THE ACTION.I USED A 600MM LENS.YOU DON’T WANT TO GET CLOSE TO THESE ANIMALS,THEY ARE VERY UNPREDICTABLE.A FEW DAYS AFTER I GOT THIS SHOT A PHOTOGRAPHER WAS KILLED BY A BEAR.

    – Chuck Wickham

  • sparrowdk
    sparrowdkabout 6 years ago

    thats a grizzly shot :)

    nice work

  • Tinwhistler
    Tinwhistlerabout 6 years ago

    An excellent photo and interesting story behind it. True about ‘nature red in tooth and claw’ (Tennyson).

  • SenshiKuro
    SenshiKuroabout 6 years ago

    Rawr

  • LavenderMoon
    LavenderMoonabout 6 years ago

    Hol-lee crap, Bucky! Excellent timing…

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 6 years ago

    uhhhhhhhhhhh … put … the … camera … down … and … step … away … from … the … grizzley …

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 6 years ago

    wow … just looked up and read your narrative … whhhhhhewwwwwwwww … wow …

  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonabout 6 years ago

    Wow – this is one dramatic image Chuck! I’m afraid I would probably die of a heart attack before managing to snap a picture like this.

  • mwfoster
    mwfosterabout 6 years ago

    one in a million shot awsome

  • izzybeth
    izzybethabout 6 years ago

    Wow… very up close and PERSONAL…
    EXCELLENT CAPTURE

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