Wednesday, August 10, 2011
"In some regions I explore in the Arctic, I only share the beaches and gravel bars of remote rivers with Toklat Grizzlies. I have had countless encounters with these beach and river bears even in camp, but preparations and conduct secures such visitations. Usually just a 'stance' and not deviating from a given position is intimidating for a bear. A camp 'can' get crowded very quickly, and become exciting when a kettle of soup is on the boil, best put a lid on it, turn it down and stand still while photographing the encounter." 'Tracks are neat to photograph, and a guarantee that there is a bear at least 'passing' through"