I like to dedicate this photo to our friend Lisa aka “delpeoples,” who mother has fallen with broken arms and ribs. Lisa, I wish your mum a speedy recovery. This photo show how family member lookout and support each other.
We were very lucky to have seen a few mother bears and cubs on this trip. According to the rangers, they were surprise to see the mother and cubs are also here because it is relatively dangerous for the cubs, because of the competition between bears. This mother bear was doing a great job. She still has all 3 of her cubs. These cubs are 2-year old. She will try to stay on island where it is easy for her to be on the lookout if any other bears are in the area. We saw them walking pass the viewing deck and swam across the bay. The little one was having a bit of a problem crossing the water. It is very touching to see how the rest of the family waiting for the little one and seem to give their mental support and encouragement. Here you see the little brother trying to give his helping paws to his little sister. What also was surprising to me, bears are really good swimmers.
In the ws, you’ll see the little one is much smaller than the other two though they are the same age.
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siudzi (34131) 2014-02-26 12:14
What an unique and beautiful scene you have observed and photographed! Simply perfectly executed one with charming color combination which was very well saturated. Excellent post! Like it!
saxo042 (37602) 2014-02-26 12:16
This is a picture of outstanding quality. The bears are very well positioned in the picture, there is a perfect balance between them, three of them on the little green island and one in the blue water. This is quite a touching family picture and a fantastic photo.
pajaran (54177) 2014-02-26 12:40
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku, lep pogled ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa majkom medvedom i njenom decom, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija i ulovljen trenutak.
A good article on the place and time, nice view ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely shown the place and the moment the mother bear and her children, beautiful colors.
Good composition and captured moments.
All the best.
Royaldevon (32649) 2014-02-26 12:52
Oh, I envy you experiencing scenes like this!
You have captured an unbelievably precious moment with great sharpness. I love how you have composed the shot so well, with the swimming cub strongly placed and an invisible link between him and his waterside sibling.
My warm regards,
cebe (1483) 2014-02-26 13:01
Excellent photo, the bears being so well placed and they all look to the right place. So well composed. Great subject and great shot!
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-02-26 13:20
very touching dedication and absolutely gorgeous photo. The family of bears watching over a little cub swimming towards the little island is an excellent view. Your POV seems to be not so distant - did you use tele lens or were you just so lucky to be so close?
Superb composition and great quality overall.
Thanks for sharing
mesutilgim (88206) 2014-02-26 13:29
What an amazing capture of this wonderfull family in Alaska.
Perfect pov and compo. Nice framing and many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
jaywalker (16101) 2014-02-26 13:46
Hello Way, This is a truly stunning nature picture, the POV is perfect, I dream of one day taking a photo like this of such wonderful animals, excellent.
kind regards Wilson.
daddo (25445) 2014-02-26 13:50
Brilliant shot Way which makes us wonder as to who is more responsive to another's plight- us or the animals. I speak this when here in Australia the government places desperate asylum seekers in detention centres in New Guinea without any hope of resettlement-anywhere. No processing, no hope, no solution.All under the slogan of Sovereign Borders and the policy of deterrence. The bond is obvious and the light is lovely. Nice crisp colours. Best wishes. Klaudio.
emilbo (22616) 2014-02-26 13:58
On peut dire que tu as été vraiment chanceux de rencontrer cette belle famille d'ours. La photo est superbe et parfaitement composée. Bel éclairage et excellents détails. J'aime beaucoup.
Bravo!… et toutes mes amitiés,
yquem46 (38750) 2014-02-26 14:07
An excellent wildlife shot
Perfect colors, luminous scenery, well composed with the 4 actors
best regards, have a nice day
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-02-26 17:01
I'm sure Lisa appreciates the kind dedication, Way, and the heartwarming shot as the littlest bear struggles across, his family cheering him on.
Corry (4508) 2014-02-26 19:24
Belle prise de vue de cette famille d'ours. La lumière permet d'apprécier les détails et les couleurs. Bien fait.
jjcordier (78372) 2014-02-26 22:17
Une étonnante photo! Toute la famille ours semble inquiète sur le sort du petit qui s'est avancé imprudemment dans l'eau....mais la maman veille. Une dédicace qui va faire plaisir à Lisa.
emka (84269) 2014-02-26 22:56
Hello Way, What a nice dedication for Lisa and her mum. Excellent photo of the bear mum with kids. Amazing shot. I would be very happy if I could see a scene like this. Lucky guy!
Warm regrads MAlgo
HimalAnda (10145) 2014-02-26 23:20
You were very lucky to see such a scene.
The composition of this picture is excellent. The little bear in the water is at the right place, and the others are looking at him.
Moreover, the colors are beautiful, well saturated, and the sharpness is very good.
papagolf21 (89174) 2014-02-26 23:25
Félicitations pour cette superbe prise de vue animalière. Le résultat est exceptionnel !
Une composition originale et très réussie.
Très bonne journée.
delpeoples (54471) 2014-02-27 0:45
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this beautiful dedication. My mum will love it. She's in the rehabilitation hospital now and loves going through all the photos with me on the iPad. This is such a sweet and very appropriate scene. All the family joining forces and supporting one another, which is exactly what your family are doing for your lovely Dad in this difficult time too. An exquisite decisive moment shot sensitively and so skilfully.
Big hugs to you and the famiglia
Mics (793) 2014-02-27 0:49
Wonderful, heart-warming shot and very thoughtful dedication :-) I hope that this photo will find Lisa and her mom well. Indeed, you captured a moment that is universally-shared and felt. Beautiful shot!
danos (89657) 2014-02-27 0:55
nice the view as the presentation of the bear family as the mother watch so careful her smaller member of the family to swim.Funny the WS with the mother to lead in a line and in size to their nest.
dkmurphys (51541) 2014-02-27 1:00
A true spectacular wildlife scene. Amazing moment, well taken.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-27 2:24
Una foto naturalistica apprezzabile sia per il soggetto che per la nitidezza e l'eccellenza della ripresa.
Infatti la notevole nitidezza ha reso molto ben leggibili i soggetti resi anche con colori brillanti e inseriti in una composizione molto interessante.
Ciao e buona giornata
sevy (15367) 2014-02-27 3:15
Very good shot: the light, the gaphism with few elements (green island, blue water, the bear familly) giving an easy and efficient reading of the shot and the scene which is telling a story.
With such event, you should have filled the memory card easily.
lousat (81138) 2014-02-27 4:19
Waaw...welcome back with a new pic from your fantastic trip,what a tender moment and what a spectacular capture,a great spectacle taken with your usual class and quality,i like it!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (43767) 2014-02-27 4:48
This is another brilliant photo from your bear-watching. I am amazed not just by the technical perfection but most of all by the fscinating interaction between the bears. It's great to see those safely on the island paying such attentio to the little one. We should not "humanize" animals but it's impossible not to detect some kind of genuine empathy in their attitude.
abmdsudi (45706) 2014-02-27 5:20
A brilliant shot of a mother grizzly & her young cubs, thks to you description - and taken in the wild, then even more so a 400mm lens sounds far too close to comfort for me!! The angle really adds some dynamism and takes you into the shot amazingly and this gorgeous surrounding. A really lovely Wildlife shot. Love it, Congrats.
CLODO (31606) 2014-02-27 6:20
your image tells a lovely story, all the family encourageing the small and cute little bear to reach the safety island.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-27 6:44
a beautiful study and just as beautiful dedication. A glorious motive and wonderfully captured family scene. Love it!
Regards - B.
ikeharel (61523) 2014-02-27 8:02
With the 400mm stretched lense, you managed a safe distance from the bears family, yet a fine view to watch them of their "daily-life".
Amazing pic. out on nature, pure and innocent, however inspite of the beauty - we know the nature of those untamed animals.
I am impressed, my cong.'s,
cornejo (34626) 2014-02-27 10:42
Hello Way, very good photo of this interesting and beautiful scene of daily life of these beautiful animals, very well captured with a great pov in this very nice post. Interesting picture with good sharpness, beautiful light and color. Excellent and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (24063) 2014-02-27 13:14
Both pictures are real quality work and superb wildlife images.
I find the one in the workshop very pleasant with all four bears nicely on a row.
Good compositions, beautiful colours, great sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
nikkitta (16230) 2014-02-27 14:01
A very charming capture with a moving dedication to your friend, indeed the familly care and help is needed in all life circustances
The capture (was waiting for more with the bears) was taken at the right moment, all familly concentrated in the baby one
Like colors and more the POV catching reflection and the so blue traslucent water
Top, top, subject and capture
Congrats and cheers
jcpix (13726) 2014-02-27 15:47
A very thoughtful dedication to Lisa, one appreciated very much I'm sure!
What initially stood out for me was the vivid blue, but a closer look revealed so much more. A sentiment that we can all associate with, which begs the question...is wildlife imitating human characteristics, or are we imitating wildlife?? Hmmm? :)
They look so adorable from this distance, like something from a children's book...but I've never been fearful of getting mauled by a book if I got too close!?
Wonderful emotion conveyed from this moment taking place, natural instinct taking control, the mother bear carefully watching over her cubs, with one wanting to jump in and help its sibling. Simply beautiful in every regard!
Sharp, detailed, bright, and well composed as usual. Another terrific result Way! Have a great weekend ahead. All the best.
adidas5nb (5685) 2014-02-27 19:38
beautiful,full of life and a rare shot.like the moment you have captured with great expressions and body language on these bears.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-28 1:00
Another superb wildlife shot from you. Fantastic image quality makes the scene look so lively. It is great to see that the family is waiting to welcome the youngest member who seems to be in a bit of trouble. Wonderful contrast between the green grass and the blue sea. Well written note to go with it describing your experience. Thanks for sharing this.
SimoAle (646) 2014-02-28 1:52
grazie a te viaggiamo in un mondo che si vede solo nei documentari e hai un'indiscussa dote nel rimanere concentrato, realizzando ottimi lavori, davanti a simili scene!
Grazie per i consigli che mi dai, ne sono onorata!
Cari saluti e buon WE!
Sonata11 (33526) 2014-02-28 6:41
I'm very sorry for my late response, but recently I'm very busy. I want to thank you so much for visiting and comments. This is very beautiful picture of bears life scene. Awesome capture !!!!Fantastic observation and executed image. Perfectly well done like always. Like it a lot.
Best regard, Barbara
Didi (58442) 2014-02-28 9:32
Fantastic scene good decisive moment with a good frame quality
I was touched by this scene
Kaisa71 (228) 2014-03-01 10:26
Wow....another great photo of the bears! This is extra cute. Rest of the family look at the swimming cub that makes the photo fascinating and special. You really have captured the unique moment. Colors are nice, and sharpness is excellent. I like the cropping very much. The bear family get all the attention because there is nothing extra on background.
Thanks a lot for sharing this great shot.
Best wishes, Kaisa
ktanska (25513) 2014-03-01 12:37
Cute, colourful, well framed and exposed, sharp.
To put simply, this is perfect. And also your note is quite informative. Now I need to arrange some room to fit this to my list of favorites.
fabbs99 (16813) 2014-03-01 23:20
Fabulous original shot of the bear family.Great colors and a perfect framing to get the maximum out of the scene.TFS.
fds (8750) 2014-03-04 9:14
dear way lim great picture from the nature with all bears
great colors and fantastic details and scharpnees
very beautiful schot dear friend
Cricri (110295) 2014-03-05 4:05
Quelle belle scène de vie si touchante et pleine d'amour, c'est un grand moment que vous avez capturer, celle en WS est adorable aussi, bonne lumière, couleurs et tout bon cadrage, j'aime beaucoup
carlo62 (37318) 2014-03-06 15:13
sei un grande fotografo, la qualità e le cose che fotografi, sono di alto livello, hanno ben poco a che fare con le persone come me.
Bellissimo scatto, questi soggetti non sono come i monumenti o i palazzi delle città, dove basta aspettare la luce giusta, qui bisogna impegnarsi molto, appostarsi, provare più di una volta.
mkamionka (32017) 2014-03-07 8:02
spectacular scene. I like very much your usual high quality which with the wild life is double as difficult to achieve as with the landscape only.
Amazing well saturated and all natural colors are so eye catching. I think I would cry seeing it in the real world. What a beautiful dedication as well -very suitable. I like it very much,
jemaflor (88217) 2014-03-11 0:13
excellent capture with this family ... well this nice light and the perfect colors, a professionnal shot, congratulations !
Robert1969 (7160) 2014-03-12 1:37
A picture that steals your heart and
it's a party for the eyes: beautiful
moment and quality.
ChrisJ (102865) 2014-03-12 16:04
What a fantastic sight to see real bears in their natural habitat rather than in a zoo. Good sharpness and nice warm cold color contrasts between the blue water and brown bears. A nice warm cold color contrast also between the tongue of yellow green grass and the blue water. Tfs!
adores (39934) 2014-03-26 16:06
Another great one of this fantastic place! It's surely a great moment you captured here. I really like the composition and all its meaning. You got a fantastic series with these bears there.
taypejka (1645) 2014-04-11 13:31
I found in your gallery (which I discovered by chance:)) another great photo with bears. Amazing scene and you were very lucky to capture it. My compliments.
mvdisco (17784) 2014-04-25 7:37
Hi Way . Bonjour,
Lovely family member in the nature,
A beautiful caught of view and great picture of the bear family.
Excellent point of view and great details,
nice tone of naturel colors too,
A well done presentation and composition..
fotka (3877) 2014-07-29 5:41
Well, you are one of my favorite photographers on TE. I love your nature picture. It is like to open beautiful photo album and travel around the world without leaving the house.
I know that on Alaska is a lot of bears to see but you were very lucky to spot mother bear with cubs. Mama bear watching how her cubs practice swimming lessen.
An excellent composition with great quality as always.