One of the aspect of wildlife photography I like the most is to be able to capture wild animals displaying their natural behavior in a relaxed environment. Thanks to a long lens, disturbance is minimal and animals are quite at ease. This allows for the creation of stunning behavioral moments. I can think of a couple of instances from my last Polar Bear trip that were quite memorable.
This bear looks quite fierce if you ask me… However, he is simply yawning in the middle of his afternoon stroll. Nothing to be worried about! Yet, it is such a pleasure to witness those simple moments.
It was a very rainy afternoon with a dark overcast. Note the high ISO I used in order to be able to capture any possible action. That male bear was soaked and seemed to put himself in position to do something… but what? He started to shake from nose to tail in an attempt to splash out the water out of his dense coat. The result is a ballet of water droplets while my subject seems to be smiling to the sky. What a nice action capture.
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