Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Bear descent, Denali National Park

On a late evening (10:00pm) while traveling through the shadowed cliffs of Polychrome Pass in Denali National park, I came upon this grizzly bear transecting the steep slopes. After watching it for about 5 minutes and seeing that it wanted to cross the road, I pulled over and opened the sun roof on my car and threw up my camera and telephoto lens. Thanks to the tremendous latitude in the pro digital camera RAW files, one can shoot in low light, at high ISO, and color balance for shady conditions. The bear came upon a steep ledge, just before the road, and it surveyed the scene, turned around, and slide down the slope backwards, just like a yound child going down a staircase. Once secure, it turned around and proceeded on its way


1 comment:

Sarah Jepsen said...

Patrick, those photos are completely awesome.

Will you be home, in Fbks, in your shop, on July 19th? I NEED to come by. I'll live, if it isn't possible. :)

Sarah