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North American Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis).
There is competition every Fall along the Chilkoot and Chilkat Rivers near Haines Alaska between anglers and bears. Bears always win. We waited above the river bank to see what the bears would do and fortunately this fellow looked back to see what we would do – I tripped the shutter. Unfortunately, I did not have a tripod with my fishing gear [next year!].
f6.3 @ 1/35 IS) 400 Fuji S5Pro with a 28-300VR lens @ 240mm balanced on a car hood.
Sept 10 2012