Bears of the McNeil River

by Mark Hardgrave

As I said once before, some bears like to go under water and look for fish.  This guy just pulled his head out of the water and I snapped this one frame.  Although his face is dark, it is a nice shot.  The action is so fast at times, if you don't have a camera with a motordrive; you will miss a shot.  This is only a small collection of the more than 3000 images I came back with from McNeil.

 

It was really exciting watching these big guys fish.  Each bear has his own way of fishing.  Some of their techniques are rather comical, while others are more exact like a science.  All in all, they end up with the same result, a full belly of fish.

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