HIMALAYAN ANIMALS SERIES -1(IMAGES OF WILD ANIMALS FROM DARJEELING ZOO - FIRST IN A SERIES OF 5 IMAGES).
SOME TIDBITS ABOUT THE HIMALAYAN BLACK BEAR.
The Himalayan Black Bear (Selenarctos thibetanus) is a large yet compact of all three bear species found in India. It can reach a length of 5-6 ft and when standing it can be a formidable sight and foe to tackle with. It has a smooth black shining coat than the sloth bear and has a distinct V shaped mark on the breast.
In India it is found right from Kashmir till Assam in the Himalayan ranges from a height of 5000 ft till 12,000 ft. In winters it tends to come down lower in the valleys to look for food in the maze and corn fields and in summers it goes higher in the mountains to look for the berries, nuts, pears, apricots and the honey. Insects and termites makes for its staple diet. Himalayan Black Bear is very aggressive by nature and can attack without any provocation. It has been observed to kill goats, sheeps and occasionally small mules of the villagers and the herdsman. During the winters when it comes down from the hills to look for maize and corn the maximum number of man/animal conflict happens.
The breeding in Himalayan Black Bear takes place usually in autumn and the cubs are born at the end of winters or early spring. Generally 2-3 cubs are born in one litter.
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holmertz (45903) 2012-10-22 7:16
The way the bear turns its head and looks straight at you looks quite frightening. The major question is whether this was an encounter in the wilderness or a zoo. Regardless of that it's a fine picture taken at a very good moment. The light and colours are equally good.
danos (91014) 2012-10-22 8:02
nice your new series from the wild Himalayan animals withe the first of them to be this blackish bear.I like the close up view with the details we can see to are superb.
jemaflor (89971) 2012-10-22 8:36
well taken, good attitude and position with the position of the head, good contrast with the green grass.
krzychu30 (15510) 2012-10-22 9:02
new wildlife series!Great picture-excellently composed and with superb details.Did you not fear to approach so close to the Bear?He looks like he noticed you.Well done!
Have a nice evening
ikeharel (63779) 2012-10-22 9:56
This must be an interesting series, and the bear in picture is overwhelming in view.
Big and strong animal, majestic black fur and what a look he gave you...
Nice start on the series, please continue.
Didi (59144) 2012-10-22 10:32
Good catch but the dark bear has influenced the background
You should underexpose a little bit
I have done a WS
pajaran (55527) 2012-10-22 12:19
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o medvedu ...
Lep trenutak ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Very good and interesting article about the bear ...
Beautiful moment ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
All the best.
Cricri (111963) 2012-10-22 13:17
Son regard vers vous est adorable avec juste son museau clair, la lumière est belle et la présentation excellente de cinq images
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-10-22 23:05
The bear seems a little sad..
It's a beautiful animal gives very nice
composition (and the picture has a great
The situation wasn't easy: dark bear,
light forground, but you did light
management very well.
mohammad_H (9800) 2012-10-23 0:37
Brown bears in our area (northern Iran) is high. Usually when bears are aggressive, the bear cubs with them, or be attacked on our behalf, to enter the territory, or by their firing
Well obviously, you look good
Succeed and be happy
Happy days, peace and life. With hope and a bright future, you
abmdsudi (47490) 2012-10-23 3:26
Cute looking endangered specie as he is briefly distracted probably but that's a typical bear pose and stare. Looks like he has his eyes firmly fixed on something there. This makes a fine shot and one to draw attention and stands out easily in the environment. A pretty looking animal no doubt and your effort is paid off handsomely. Well done. A bit more sharpening imho, will be just right, Tx. Congrats.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-10-23 4:41
Impressive wildlife picture with this bear has a lovely poze and dryish vegetation and burned trees. The bear is sharp and the face is clearly visible.
Have a nice evening,
adramad (41060) 2012-10-23 7:44
A fabulous image of this bear, who turns his head as suspicious of your presence, is an animal that I find delicious despite its danger, here looks splendidly with green field background.
Good brightness, sharpness and nice colors.
Have a nice day.
Nicou (131294) 2012-10-23 7:54
quel ours grandisoe compo et iamge quel bel animal comme il est imposant tout musclé et ce pelage noir sueprbe captage et iamge.
bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (32718) 2012-10-23 9:25
There's no way to judge the size of this bear from the photo but he sure does look very big! I like the pose, nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
rychem (28857) 2012-10-23 11:48
Imposing "beast". Original pose of this bear, well captured and presented, compliments
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-10-23 15:52
Captured from a nice angle. Bears are not noted for having great eye sight but this one appears to have made eye contact. Nicely done.
mirosu (15350) 2012-10-23 20:17
A wonderful image of this fascinating animals, with a decent composition. This well composed image taken from a straight angle and using simple composition rules makes the bear appear dominant, and almost regal.
Only the sharpness is not 100%. In case that you have used AF, you should adjust the ceret point focusing and to aim the bear eye-or even nose part- (and maybe to reduce apperture to 10-13); this would create a pretty sharp head part (the most important part of such photo). Otherwisw excellently captured and presented animal photo. Have a nice day.
TopGeo (38216) 2012-10-24 1:26
A wonderful image of this fascinating animals,Aside from the beauty of this animal
I especially like the POV you choose to present us this scene
dkmurphys (53455) 2012-10-24 1:28
Very fine wildlife capture. The big bear looks a little bit bothered :P Well seen, have a fine day.
tedesse (25133) 2012-10-24 2:19
Fantastic outside the Himalayan bear. Very well captured and presented.
Have a nice day
chrisvek (7001) 2012-10-24 5:56
Awesome shoot of this animal of wildlife nature.Perfect atmosphere and nice POV.Very good job!
clic (16114) 2012-10-24 11:17
Nice picture of a strong animal looking back as it doesn't thrust anyboby!
I wouldn't like to be on its way at all!
josepmarin (58007) 2012-10-24 11:50
this one is a fantastic capture in which you have "hunted" to this beautiful and impressive Himalayan black bear, in a spontaneous and natural scene, where the bear seems to look at the photographer, in an a bit worrying attitude. For the focal used lens, I see that you were quite near to the bear, you are very brave.
jacquest (18871) 2012-10-24 12:11
The animal is impressive and you caught him in an interesting stance as it seems to be on alert about something (maybe the photographer). Good light with good sharpness of the bear's details.
ourania (37252) 2012-10-24 12:26
this is a very good portrait of a most impressive animal. The himalayan black bear really looks massive and formidable in your picture. I like very much the exclusion of any distractions that enables us concentrate on the animal's characteristics and intriguing posture. Depth and rendering of textures are great too. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
williewhistler (15681) 2012-10-24 14:02
now this is definitely an animal not to be messed with.I admire your pluck and skill in capturing this amazing shot,very well done.
Best wishes Les.
delpeoples (55210) 2012-10-25 1:01
Namaskar dear Farhat
oooh he's so cute and adorable (although I bet you he'd eat me if I came close). He actually looks like he's posing for you - as a fashion model would. Excellent definition and a superb decisive moment beautifully captured.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-10-25 1:14
This looks very menacing black bear, I would not want to see him up close. You must be a very brave man. Very good nature photography.
गुड आफ़्टरनून. यह बहुत menacing काले भालू लग रहा है, मैं उसे देखने के लिए ऊपर बंद नहीं करना चाहती. आप एक बहुत बहादुर आदमी होना चाहिए. बहुत अच्छे स्वभाव फोटोग्राफी. तुम्हारा.
SWEETFREEDOM (23834) 2012-10-25 9:17
very nice black bear, good p.o.v. and colors.
lousat (83400) 2012-10-25 14:57
Hi Farhat,another perfect pic for treknature too,magnificent and unusual capture,you caught very well the opportunity despite the difficult light ans situation! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
berek (44331) 2012-10-25 23:16
Is it dangerous ? You should careful for this kind of picture. Nice animals portrait and so interesting. Thanks for you're sharing.
Have a nice week from Istanbul?
Waylim (25424) 2012-10-26 10:27
I didn't even know there are bears in India. I guess I learn something today. This is really a nice catch, very close too. Looks like he is not very happy with you being around.
Nice color and light.
kordinator (20229) 2012-10-27 9:01
The bear in picture is overwhelming in view.
Nice close up composition.
Very good and interesting article about the Himalayan Black Bear.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-10-28 3:13
ben colto questo orso nel suo ambiente.
Sempre difficile catturare in immagini animali in movimento e tu hai fatto un buon lavoro,
mkamionka (32835) 2012-10-29 12:48
I thought already you photographed it in the wilderness. I guess it is much safer to do that in Zoo.
Nice pose, very well done,
Sonata11 (33697) 2012-10-29 20:20
you captured another animal wonderfully and wonderfully presented. You captured him in perfect moment. Great job. Awesome !!! Love it.
All the best,
pierrefonds (60968) 2012-11-01 4:54
The bear is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the bear. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
Miguel82 (26863) 2012-11-01 11:03
A nice close up on that rare animal
Excellent sharpness, pov and colors
annjackman (21053) 2012-11-06 8:10
I have enjoyed your series about Himalayan animals and this one is my favourite. I like the way that he has turned his head to look at you. The colour and texture of the coat has been well caught.
Kind Regards, Ann
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-11-10 12:27
A lovely shot. I like the expression of the bear as if asking you what you are doing . Nice color contrast and sharpness . Lucky to capture from the close range.
maloutim (9639) 2012-11-23 18:49
This is a beautiful, formidable animal which you caught in a very interesting position ! Just as well that it was in its enclosure : it looks as though it might have charged, with just a little more provocation ! Perhaps it didn't like the look of your camera , thinking it was a gun ?
Didi did a good job concerning sharpening and colours, although it was a very slight touch.
Thanks for sharing.
thebest (4276) 2012-12-09 18:43
I think you were very brave to take this photo of the bear - I must congratulate you on your interesting notes & well done of course on a great image of this Himalayan bear.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-02-27 12:11
It looks so beautiful, you are a very brave photographer! I am sure it is very protective to her cubs! A very beautiful natural picture!
P.S. Thanks for the hugs and flowers,very welcome!
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16819)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-21
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm VR
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-22 6:58