Here are a couple of bears I was able to shoot while fishing in the Lake Iliamna area in Alaska in September. It was a little unnerving how quiet these creatures are and can appear and disappear silently. They generally didnt stick around long when we'd come up on them.
The first one we walked up on -- had been fishing there before lunch, had gone 100 yrds downstream for lunch, and when we came back the bears were having lunch. The second one is one that was chilling on the riverbank as we floated down river. The guide stopped the raft and told me I could get closer. After I shot this image I said "I think I'm good." No need to get closer!