Processing bear photos continues….
I thought this was an interesting portrait in how you do not see the bear’s eyes, but my attention is drawn almost immediately to the claws. I wondered if this was an instinctual reaction to a threat. Similar to the way people react to big teeth, antlers, or other features that may be considered as weapons. I have similar images in this sequence without the claws, and they don’t provide quite the same tension.
This big boar (ie. male) was wading around in a river in front of us, digging up fish scraps, blowing bubbles, and generally acting somewhat bored. I was practically lying down on a river bank to capture this low angle view, which I think also establishes a certain intimacy. Thank you for visiting!
Link to gallery: Brown bear photos