9. Bear Tales

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Photographing Coastal Brown Bears

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You’ve learned a lot of information in the previous eight chapters. So, by now you should have a pretty good idea of what you need in equipment and skills to make great wildlife images. In this chapter, I’ll share some of the realities of wildlife photography as I describe the trials and tribulations, and the highs and lows of photographing mammals—more specifically, capturing shots of coastal brown bears in Alaska. I’ll take you through my thought process in gear selection, packing, and dealing with today’s travel restrictions. I’ll cover the nuts and bolts of actual ...

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