I’m thrilled and honored to be participating with some amazing and passionate conservation photographers in a traveling exhibition where our fine art prints will be auctioned to support @raincoastconservation @CFNBGI efforts to permanently end trophy hunting throughout the #greatbearrainforest in coastal #britishcolumbia @coastalfirstnations This image of a #grizzlybear taken from a zodiac owned and operated by The Raincoast Foundation was taken in #khutzeinlet on a typical misty morning. The 40” x 60” framed fine art print just arrived today in Vancouver! Come join @aprilbencze @tavishcampbell @karencooperphoto @colleengaraphoto @bertiegregory @melissagroo @cristinamittermeier @johnemarriott @neileverosborne Andrew Wright, Brad Hill and myself! #hellobc#oneshotexhibit#coastalcarnivores
I am lucky to see bears often hiking, but it is rare a bear stands in a field eating in front of a cabin with mountains as the backdrop, and I am lucky enough to drive by and capture it. Bear sightings never get old, and my respect for these majestic animals only grows 🐻💗
Our grizzly bears in Montana (same species as brown bears in Alaska) exhibit this same behavior. Look for claw marks on “rub trees”, which are favored for scratching/leaving scent.
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While it may initially appear to be scratching an itch, this young bear is actually marking, leaving its own scent on the tree. Bears use scent markers like this as sign posts. While their sense of smell is important for finding food, it also helps them keep track of each other. ——