Grizzly Catching Fish

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  1. Kyle Jones

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    I just returned from Katmai National Park and have a lot of photos to go through, so expect to see a lot of bears over the next few weeks.

    This bear was hanging out on the top of Brooks Falls and managed to nab a salmon.
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  2. AlanLichty

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    Classic shot - nice catch for both of you :)
     
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    Nice, Kyle. How close were you?
     
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    Those are the pics that make the trip worthwhile. Still, I'd like to see more of the surroundings of this event.
     
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    Nice one Kyle.
     
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  6. Eric Gofreed

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    a dream photo for me. 100 thumbs up, Kyle
     
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  7. Kyle Jones

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    Thanks Alan - that was the only fish caught at the lip of the falls while I was onsite, so I'm glad I was ready for it.

    The viewing platform is right next to the falls and this is at the near end of them. I'm awful at guessing distance - maybe 15-20 yards?

    Thanks Jeffrey - me too. I wanted to make sure I got a close shot of a bear and fish at the lip of the falls, so I stayed relatively tight until I got this one. From then on, any time a bear was fishing from the lip I framed more of the scene. Unfortunately, I wasn't there for any more fish getting caught at this spot (I have some others I'll get to processing later). For the most part, the largest bears were chasing away any bear that tried to fish from the lip while I was there.

    Thanks Ben!

    Thanks a lot Eric - this is pretty close to what I was hoping to come home with!
     
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    This is awesome Kyle! If this was the only shot you got from the trip, it would have been worthwhile! But... I know you also got tons of other sweet shots too. This is as perfect of a shot as one could ask for.
     
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    Congrats on the Daily Featured Post Kyle!

    @Kyle Jones
     
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    Sweet shot, thanks for posting one of my dream destinations.
     
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  11. Kyle Jones

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    Thanks a lot Jim!

    You're very welcome! It has been one of mine too.
     
  12. Linda Combs

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    This is NatGeo quality.
     
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  13. Joe Colozzo

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    Very nice catch, sounds like an awesome trip.
     
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    Beautiful Capture Kyle.. Katmai is an amazing place. I was there several years ago my nephew lives in Kodiak .. I assume you were there as well. ? Being so close to large bears was a pretty wild experience. We saw ours near a small river by the lagoon we landed in an then tracked them coming off the beach and heading to the river to fish. Looking forward to seeing more from your trip great job here.
    Regards,
    Dean
     
  15. Kyle Jones

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    Thanks a lot Linda!

    Thank you Joe - it really was an amazing experience.

    Thanks Dean. I didn't make it to Kodiak. You are right about the experience being that close to so many bears. You never know when one is just going to walk by - including right down the main path through Brooks Camp!
     
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    Kyle, very nice and I would be happy to get that on an Alaska trip.
    Don
     
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    Love bear shots and this one is sweet.
     
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    Very nice, Kyle.
     
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    can't wait to see the rest of your bear photos. this one is fantastic, i love how sharp it is.
     
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