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Home of the Grizzly: Photographer's Stunning Images Capture Beauty of America and Canada's
Daily Mail ^ | 6 February 2013 | Becky Evans

Posted on 02/11/2013 4:32:51 PM PST by nickcarraway

Home of the grizzly: Photographer's stunning images capture beauty of America and Canada's real bear country, where man takes second place

The continuing fight for life of North America's bears has been captured in spectacular style in a series of dramatic pictures.

Grizzly, polar and black bears are pictured in the wilds of Alaska scavenging in bins, stripping a whale carcass and scrapping over the best fishing spots.

Photographer Steven Kazlowski has spent the past 15 years living in bear country and capturing the most intimate, hilarious and adrenaline-fuelled moments of his furry subjects.

The series by the 43-year-old also features the more fun side of the creatures.

Cubs are seen play fighting, scrapping over food and cuddling up together.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: griz; grizzly; grizzlybear

1 posted on 02/11/2013 4:32:54 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

wonderful


2 posted on 02/11/2013 4:50:37 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Magnificent creatures.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 4:56:37 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: nickcarraway

Timmy Treadwell's last Grizzly photo.

4 posted on 02/11/2013 5:00:51 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
He's really smiling at you. If you pet him behind the nose he'll roll over for a nice belly rub.

That's what I tell the liberals I'm hiking with, anyway.

5 posted on 02/11/2013 5:03:38 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway
This one could have had a different ending.


6 posted on 02/11/2013 5:04:31 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: nickcarraway

I still think that a 50 cal could give them a run for the money...


7 posted on 02/11/2013 5:09:08 PM PST by BobL
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To: nickcarraway
My best bear pictures from Alaska:

 photo snooze1.jpg

 photo bearphotoJuly2004.jpg

 photo bearplay.jpg

8 posted on 02/11/2013 5:09:08 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney
Ran into this young man while salmon fishing in alaska. Photobucket
9 posted on 02/11/2013 5:14:37 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

They can be fun to photograph, from a distance.


10 posted on 02/11/2013 5:21:06 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: nickcarraway
Bears are so cute.


Here's one without its fur.

Makes me want to run right up to one and hug it. ;-)

11 posted on 02/11/2013 5:28:08 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Hara Krishna bear?


12 posted on 02/11/2013 5:30:55 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney
They can be fun to photograph, from a distance.

It is really hard to get them to wear a cute little hat too.

13 posted on 02/11/2013 5:49:59 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: nickcarraway
Nature-lover Mr Kazlowski said he wanted to release the book to reveal the softer side of the creature that is normally hidden from view. He said: 'My message is pretty simple - it's that these animals are not cold blooded killers. We can peacefully coexist with bears, and enjoy a richer world with the diversity in species they offer us."

Yeah. I recall another 'nature-lover' who wanted to prove how we can peacefully coexist with grizzlies... and then one ate him and his girlfriend for a midnight snack.

14 posted on 02/11/2013 6:25:14 PM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: nickcarraway

Grizzly Bears...the gentle hosts of the friendly forest.


15 posted on 02/11/2013 6:54:52 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: nickcarraway

I was working on a Trail Crew for the US Forest Service clearing trail on the CC Divide. I came upon a tree across the trail where some Huckleberry bushes had grown up. I set the chainsaw down to start it. I gave it a pull and the Huckleberry bushes exploded! A bear came boiling out. I did what all Forest Service employees are taught not to do when encountering a bear, and ran screaming down the trail. Fortunately, the bear went the opposite direction. I made it down to where the other “Trail Ape” was working. I told him what had happened. He asked me if the chainsaw was OK. I thought that was a silly question, but when we got back up to where the fallen tree was, the chainsaw was gone. A week later, it turned up in a pawn shop in Kalispell. The bear pawned it to buy some smokes. I’m glad I didn’t drop the pickup keys.


16 posted on 02/11/2013 7:15:13 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: LibWhacker

Bare bear...


17 posted on 02/11/2013 7:19:41 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway

Pictures are really fantastic. I am scared to death of grizzlies but want to see Alaska more.

Noticed under one pic of a polar bear that their numbers are dwindling due to losing the polar ice, but then they show one picture of a family of three. Hmmmm.


18 posted on 02/11/2013 8:30:41 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: nickcarraway

Pictures are really fantastic. I am scared to death of grizzlies but want to see Alaska more.

Noticed under one pic of a polar bear that their numbers are dwindling due to losing the polar ice, but then they show one picture of a family of three. Hmmmm.


19 posted on 02/11/2013 8:30:55 PM PST by huldah1776
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>>Noticed under one pic of a polar bear that their numbers are dwindling due to losing the polar ice, but then they show one picture of a family of three. Hmmmm.<<

This info from the other day says polar bears are increasing due to huntung ban: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2985272/posts

Take it for what it is worth. :)

20 posted on 02/11/2013 8:43:42 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: nickcarraway

21 posted on 02/11/2013 8:44:36 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: nickcarraway; SWAMPSNIPER

Great images.

Kazlowski has his bears....Swamp Sniper has his birds.


22 posted on 02/11/2013 8:48:10 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: nickcarraway
I still think the photos obtained a few years ago of a Yellowstone Grizzly chasing a wounded bison are some of the most stunning wildlife photos ever taken. I hope the photographer was able to sell them for at least enough to replace the underwear he must have ruined when he took them...


23 posted on 02/11/2013 8:53:58 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway
The caption under one pic says; "Numbers of the species are very low as polar ice continues to melt." Total BS Glowbull Warming hoax lie.

Book: Polar bear population on the rise

“There are far more polar bears alive today than there were 40 years ago. … In 1973, there was a global hunting ban. So once hunting was dramatically reduced, the population exploded,” Mr. Unger said.

Currently, there are an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears worldwide, and that number has increased steadily in the past 40 years since Canada, Denmark, Greenland, Norway, the United States and the former U.S.S.R. signed the International Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears in 1973.


24 posted on 02/11/2013 9:24:20 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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