Taken 31-May-12
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Categories & Keywords

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Keywords:Yellowstone National Park, Swan Flats, Grizzly Bear, Cub
Photo Info

Dimensions2664 x 1776
Original file size2.58 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken31-May-12 14:51
Date modified6-Jun-12 23:15
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D700
Focal length850 mm
Focal length (35mm)850 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/500 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 640
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x

Lori and I took a week-long spring trip to Yellowstone for wildlife watching, geyser gazing, and relaxation. We camped out, as usual, but at Bridge Bay this time. The weather was cold and damp, with snow earlier in the week and rain later. We chased what little sunshine we could find, and managed to see quite a variety of wildlife. It was a great trip.

We came across this sow and 2 cubs from last year. I believe this is the same sow that had 4 cubs last year, so something bad must have happened to the other 2 cubs. The cubs were quite rambunctious and entertaining. The sky was overcast and I had to shoot somewhat into the sun, which was disappointing.