Dipping My Toes Into PhotoBlogging

by Gary Luker September. 07, 2019 462 views
Mama Bear and her cub looking for Salmon in the Atnarko River, B.C. Canada

Mama Bear and her cub looking for Salmon in the Atnarko River, B.C. Canada

As a newbie to this site and PhotoBlogging, I thought I would begin with a single photo that is one of my favorites.

This photo was taken in the Tweedsmuir Provincial Park area in British Columbia, Canada. During the Fall of the year, the Salmon make their runs from the ocean back up the rivers to where they were spawned some years earlier. So this particular river, the Atnarko River, was teeming with thousands of Salmon returning to their spawning areas upriver. The bears come down from their mountain roaming grounds to feast (gorge!) on the plentiful, fat fish. They do this to fatten up for the winter and to sustain them as they prepare for their long winter naps.

The photo opportunities were great as we drifted down the river virtually among the bears as they prowled along the banks and came into the river to pluck the Salmon out of the water and munch on them. Fortunately the bears are so intent on feeding that they ignored us.

I plan on a future PhotoBlog with many more pictures of the bears and the beautiful Canadian scenery.

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Sherry Hill 1 year, 1 month ago

welcome! anyone that brings bears to the party is alright with me.. [smile] look forward to more..

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Gary Luker Replied to Sherry Hill 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks, Sherry..I'll have more bears for you soon smile

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 1 month ago

Hey welcome on the blog. Sure you gonna have some fun. Nice bears.

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Gary Luker Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 1 month ago

Thank you..it was  fun to marry a photo with some narrative and have viewers enjoy the results. I like seeing and reading the other blogs, plus it is a bit of a learning experience also. More to come :)

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Trinicia Perch 1 year, 1 month ago

Welcome!  Great shot!

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Gary Luker Replied to Trinicia Perch 1 year, 1 month ago

Thank you Trinicia ! More bears coming later :)

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