I saw this bear & took a few shots but it was too far from the shore line. I saw that there was a forest corner near it & decided to go back around the corner. I tied the boat up & went up on shore to try & sneak up on it. I was upwind & knew there was a good chance it would hear me & take off. Walking along the shore is a very noisy affair!
Sure enough when I got to the corner & peaked around,there was no Bruin! It heard me long before it smelled me & said something is coming my way,so I’m getting out of Dodge!
It was very tricky getting into the “sweet spot” for this shot! I had to line them up & cut the motor at the right moment, compose,focus & shoot!
Than if one of them was looking elsewhere & not giving me a profile,I had to do it all over again!
Rod Palm told me they are building a nest of the north side of Strawberry Island! He said it’s very hard to see right now but I will keep a eye out for them there!
I saw the white sails at a distance & zoomed over to try & shoot them with the sunset in behind. The sunset had diminished a lot unfortunately.
I’m not sure of the name either?
I went up into Fortune Channel looking for bears. I did find several but Bear watching boats were already on top of them. I prefer to be alone with my subjects! The fewer distractions around the better!
I searched up & down but could not find one free & clear,so I went over into Gunner Inlet. Yes I did find one there but it was in the shade! Once again I had to by pass,so I went back into Fortune Channel & found “Alice & Allie” by themselves.
I knew that by going all the way back into Fortune that it was going to make me late for sunset back in the harbour…………& it did!
Looks like little “Allie” has a small case of “mange” happening!
The Daredevil “almost” caught me off guard!
I looked around for him,but could only find Delilah. After a minute or so,I happened to look to my right & he was coming in at mach one! I was only able to get off two shots!
He does this to me oh so many times & all I can do is curse!
The weather was great today so I got out & headed up into Fortune Channel for bears. It was high tide,so I wasn’t exactly expecting a huge number of bears,& I was right. Found only one tonight.
I recognized this guy from last year. He has a scar above his right eye! Very gentle creature. Glad I ran into him or I would of struck out!
He wandered into the bush after a while & I started to head back for sunset. When I got to Tsapee narrows I could see thin clouds to the west & new that the sunset was going to be muted at best!
At Tsapee the light was great! The Daredevil was up to his old tricks once again! He came in so close to me that you can see my shadow on him! When was the last time you saw a wild eagle do that?
Continued on to Deadman Island to visit with Romeo & Juliette. She even got off her egg(s) to come over & say hi! The light was so muted that I couldn’t get too excited about it.
Wasn’t a outstanding shoot but still way better than what most people did I’m sure!
I saw the “Tamanawas” heading back into town when I first entered Fortune Channel. It had just harvested salmon at the Creative Salmon Dawley Pass site.