Brown Bear Sunrise

Coastal Brown Bear at Sunrise, Lake Clark National Park, AlaskaWe only had one morning with this kind of light — made possible by that narrow seam that opened up in the clouds. This lone bear cooperated by taking a sunrise stroll across the wet sand at low tide.
Nikon D500 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 240mm) ISO 2500, f/4 at 1/80th of a second

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  1. Sue September 27, 2017 at 11:40 pm #

    Very nice, Sean! Love the special colors of sunrise that you captured so well in this image. Of course, the scene is punctuated by the bear sauntering across the sandy shore. What a shot!

    • Sean Crane September 28, 2017 at 7:32 am #

      Thanks Sue. Nice when the animals show up when you need them.

  2. Christine Cornejo September 27, 2017 at 11:43 pm #

    WOOOOOaaaa Nice Sean!!!

  3. mom September 28, 2017 at 6:43 am #

    Reminds me of that great shot when the polar bear just happened to stroll into the foreground of your great shot up there. This is exceptional!

  4. Peter Butterfield September 28, 2017 at 7:12 am #

    —– Ursine morning sight
    —– Renaissance despite the talk
    —– Of global warming.

  5. Clark Anderson September 28, 2017 at 8:08 am #


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  7. Angelina October 3, 2017 at 5:25 pm #

    Holy sh#%!

  8. Honora October 4, 2017 at 10:45 am #


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