We always love our time with the bears and this year was no different. one of the benefits to spending a long chunk of time in one place is getting to know the animals we are photographing, including this beautiful family. we mentioned in a previous post how closely cubs will watch their mom and try to mimic her behavior. here is a perfect example. after grazing on sedges on a nearby flat, mom gave the signal she was on the move. the three little ones quickly ran after her and they all made their way to the edge of the river. at first the cubs began to play and fight on the sand but once they saw that mom was going for a drink they all followed. here you can see all three of them doing their best impression of their mom. "we're big bears too!"
photo & caption by @karphotography
There’s so much fiction to read about trees being alive and moving, that we forget it’s actually true. they might not speak to you or try to struck you with their branches but, in their own way, they most certainly breath and move. and in the way they do it they might even be more alive than some of us.
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The roads in colorado lead to magic places and untamed wilderness. those of us that call this place gone are so very lucky. pictured here is the drive over mcclure pass this past october. one of my personal favorites
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I can’t image a better place to be than on a beach in hawaii
the greater scaup (aythya marila), just scaup in europe or, colloquially, "bluebill" in north america, is a mid-sized diving duck, larger than the closely related lesser scaup. it spends the summer months breeding in alaska, northern canada, siberia, and the northernmost reaches of europe. during the winter, it migrates south to the coasts of north america, europe, and japan.
greater scaup nest near water, typically on islands in northern lakes or on floating mats of vegetation. they begin breeding at age two, but start building nests in the first year. the drakes have a complex courtship, which takes place on the return migration to the summer breeding grounds and concludes with the formation of monogamous pairs. females lay a clutch of six to nine olive-buff-colored eggs. the eggs hatch in 24 to 28 days. the down-covered ducklings are able to follow their mother in her search for food immediately after hatching.
camera: canon 1dx mark ii
lens: canon 500mm f/4
i was listening in when i heard cory cormorant asking fred the fish if he was still coming over with the misses on saturday night! it was touching to see how close their relationship is through their interaction. 😎
An artist at work.
mr. masafumi kai is a freelance sketch artist inside tetsugaku no michi (philosopher's path) in kyoto. armed with just his pencils, a packed lunch, and his art works, he would stay all day creating masterpieces, braving the brisk cold. i had a wonderful opportunity of owning one of his pieces. and despite his difficulty to converse in english, the gracious man still made an effort to throw a few funny lines.
mr masafumi: (after asking where i am from) oh, piripins! always hot! even in winter, still summer! i like summer!
I can sit here all day long just watching and enjoying the relaxing sound of the waterfall. something about chasing waterfalls.
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2187 entries from 279 photographers and this year’s contest is now closed! our judges are already hard at work with winning images being announced in january. stay tuned! 📷: john blake, 2018 top 250 finalist