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Jul 28, 2015 00:04 |  #1

Hallo Bay. You fly in, land on the beach, and then spend several hours amongst the bears. The salmon were not running here, so there were no fish pictures. A good reason to go back and visit again. Anybody who can allow themselves to visit, should go. It is the experience of a lifetime.

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Jul 28, 2015 22:53 |  #2

Great shots, Larry. I looked at your smugmug page as well. Love the piggyback shots.


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Jul 29, 2015 06:16 |  #3

Great stuff,


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Jul 30, 2015 16:41 as a reply to  @ Pondrader's post |  #4

Very nice




  
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Aug 10, 2015 09:27 |  #5

Nice set of shots.


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Aug 12, 2015 22:30 |  #6

philk54 wrote in post #17648181 (external link)
Great shots, Larry. I looked at your smugmug page as well. Love the piggyback shots.


Pondrader wrote in post #17648440 (external link)
Great stuff,


turkeytamer41 wrote in post #17650438 (external link)
Very nice


Crimzon wrote in post #17663345 (external link)
Nice set of shots.

Thank you all for your kind words. The experience itself was absolutely amazing


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Aug 12, 2015 22:39 |  #7

200-300mm on a 5D3. Is that a little too close for comfort for bears?


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Aug 14, 2015 20:29 |  #8

idkdc wrote in post #17666901 (external link)
200-300mm on a 5D3. Is that a little too close for comfort for bears?

There bears did not seem to mind our presence at the time!!!

They did get very close (they approached us, we kept our distance), and at one point my wife was getting tense, but I felt safe.


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Aug 17, 2015 17:51 |  #9

You felt safe? Were you armed, or, can you run faster than a bear? Haha . Thanks for sharing.


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Aug 20, 2015 09:30 |  #10

Ha, seriously... I'm not sure I'd last long before running for the plane if they started my way.


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Aug 20, 2015 10:05 |  #11

NASS Photo wrote in post #17672838 (external link)
You felt safe? Were you armed, or, can you run faster than a bear? Haha . Thanks for sharing.

As the old joke goes, you don't need to outrun the bear... you just need to outrun the fat guy in your group lol..


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Aug 20, 2015 22:01 |  #12

NASS Photo wrote in post #17672838 (external link)
You felt safe? Were you armed, or, can you run faster than a bear? Haha . Thanks for sharing.


CHillyDoggy wrote in post #17676241 (external link)
Ha, seriously... I'm not sure I'd last long before running for the plane if they started my way.


Scrumhalf wrote in post #17676284 (external link)
As the old joke goes, you don't need to outrun the bear... you just need to outrun the fat guy in your group lol..


Unfortunately I was the fat guy in the group. While you can never tell what is going through the mind of the bear, they tend not to react to humans who dont do anything to them. They have killed stupid people there who have tried to get too personal with them, but for the most parts, the groups that go through are seen by the bears as 1. larger than the bears, and 2. very polite and speak fluent bear. In other words, we crouch down, which is non aggressive behavior to the bears. Plus these bears have never been hunted by humans, so there is no collective memory that humans are bad. Additionally, they have so much food that they like, that they have not learned that humans taste good with a little mayonnaise (and sometimes just plain)

we were warned not to touch fish at least 24 hours before visiting. None of us were armed, and all of us survived.


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Aug 21, 2015 08:52 |  #13

Great set Larry.


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Aug 23, 2015 14:21 |  #14

Bignerd wrote in post #17677089 (external link)
Unfortunately I was the fat guy in the group. While you can never tell what is going through the mind of the bear, they tend not to react to humans who dont do anything to them. They have killed stupid people there who have tried to get too personal with them, but for the most parts, the groups that go through are seen by the bears as 1. larger than the bears, and 2. very polite and speak fluent bear. In other words, we crouch down, which is non aggressive behavior to the bears. Plus these bears have never been hunted by humans, so there is no collective memory that humans are bad. Additionally, they have so much food that they like, that they have not learned that humans taste good with a little mayonnaise (and sometimes just plain)

we were warned not to touch fish at least 24 hours before visiting. None of us were armed, and all of us survived.

Larry. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more pics from you.


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Aug 27, 2015 19:40 as a reply to  @ Bignerd's post |  #15

great set of photos here. I particularly like the second photo, looks like baby on top of bear looking out into the distance.


And the joke is more along the lines of "you dont need to run faster than the bear, you need to run faster than the slowest person running from the bear" :)


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