Grizzly and Cub

Grizzly and Cub.
 
Let me start this post by ensuring everyone, we were at a safe and required distance from the bear and her cub. A Ranger had set the limit and placed instructions for all the people there as to where everyone could be. The bear stopped at the point that the image was taken and turned back away from us. I am using a 600mm lens and the image is cropped by 75%.
 
This is a mother and her first year cub in Wyoming. The mother had just taken an elk calf a couple of hours prior and had been eating it, then napping, and feeding her cub down a hill and probably 130 yards away. The mother elk was in the area and at one time spooked the bear. The bear and cub came out of the wooded area into the clear for about 20 seconds, then she realized it was the elk, she turned and charged the elk. After the elk left she and the cub returned to the original spot and fed. It is a part of nature, and we felt badly for the elk, but we understand that is part of what happens with prey and predator. Our group was excited to see this magnificent animal and the images I viewed from everyone were fantastic. Even with low light from the clouds, they captured some beautiful photos. We had spent the time leading up to this moment talking about camera and lens settings, the group was ready for the opportunity. Today we might have some snow to deal with but the group is excited for what lies ahead, plus we visit the Teton Raptor Center this afternoon!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 5000, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

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