A Sloth or a Sleuth of Brown Bears


Brown Bear - Jeff Wendorff PhotographerNobody asked, but seems that “Den” is a better noun, but as usual, “they” didn’t ask me. These pictures are of a young grizzly bear and I took them during my wildlife photography workshop in April. Photographing this adolescent at such close range was possible only because the bear was habituated and in a controlled space. We (PAW – Photographers Alliance Workshop) will be photographing wildlife in Montana this October. There are are still a couple of space left if you’d like to join me. You can see all of the details and sign up on the PAW website…here. In case you were curious:
  • Average life span in the wild: 25 years
  • Size: 5 to 8 ft (1.5 to 2.5 m)
  • Weight: 700 lbs (318 kg)
  • Adult brown bears are powerful, top-of-the-food chain predators, but much of their diet consists of nuts, berries, fruit, leaves and roots
  • Despite their enormous size, brown bears are extremely fast, having been clocked at speeds of 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour).
National Geographic has a lot more information…HERE. [nggallery id=45] This workshop was held on private property in California and so you’l have to come with me on October to photograph this bear, besides we already brought him home to Montana! [xmlgm ngg_gallery=45]

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