Edition of 950 Size 20" x 24"unframed
This image of a charging grizzly bear was one of the most exhilarating moments in my thirty years as a nature photographer. I was photographing brown bears fishing for salmon along the Mikfik Creek in Southwest-Alaska when a female grizzly in heat made her way to the stream. One of the male bears began to "court" this female when out of the brush charged this magnificent bear. With a loud roar and a frightening burst of speed this brown bear crashed his way across the stream kicking up rocks and gravel as he bolted after the suitor. I was thrilled to have captured this on film as it is a very rare opportunity to safely take a picture of a wild grizzly bear in full charge.