Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Yellowstone Day 4 - The Bear Papparazzi

Day 4 was a rainy day.....we had thought that maybe that would limit the photo opportunities, but we actually had an amazing day of shooting in the rain! And I learned that black bears are actually better photographed in the rain! And I learned a little about photographer "etiquette" along the papparazzi lines where there are cute little bear cubs like this in sight! I found myself as fascinated about the "activity" on our end of the cameras as I was about the bears!

We spent almost 3 hours with cameras set up in this line....it rained on us, sleeted, hailed, but most photographers just stayed and put some rain protection on their cameras! What a riot!

This first bear and her two cubs (one brown and one black) is called Rosie - you can see she has red tags on her ears, and apparently the name came from those rose colored ears. The cubs are about 3 months old, and were just a hoot to photograph!

Oh yeah, and a couple grizzlies, moose cub.....just an average day here in Yellowstone!

Yellowstone Day 1
Yellowstone Day 2
Yellowstone Day 3









These last two photos are of my buddies, Heidi Haas Williams and Barb Edelblute. Sure is fun but we sure are out of our element! We'll see what tomorrow brings!


2 comments:

Stephanie Stremler said...

Those pictures are amazing! I'm jealous!! I sure love those little cubs interacting with each other!

Park City Talk said...

Nicely done!! I'll have to read more of your blog. I love the pics, makes me realize that I need some lessons on camera.
Love your new lens too! It looks like I could reach out and feed the cubs.

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