My Favorite Images / Grizzly Bear Dunraven Pass – Yellowstone NP

I photographed this large male Grizzly Bear as it foraged for food in the woods and the alpine meadows at 9,000ft elevation on Dunraven Pass in Yellowstone National Park. The Grizzly Bear is a powerful predator, capable of out sprinting a horse, and weighing as much as 350-600 pounds. Grizzlies are omnivorous, meaning they eat both meat and plants. In Yellowstone NP, grizzlies feed on elk, trout, bison carrion, pinenuts, grasses, roots, and berries. Grizzly Bears range throughout Yellowstone NP but are most often seen in and around the Dunraven Pass area and just past the turn off to Mount Washburn. Another good area is across the Yellowstone River in Hayden Valley and in the Fishing Bridge area as well as in the Lamar Valley. A good pair of binoculars or a spotting scope is a must.

 Canon EOS 1D MK3, EF 400mm F2.8 USM L lens, Canon 1/4 x teleconverter, Gitzo Monopod


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