Every week for Throwback Thursday we’ll post an image from the (slowly uploading) archive – a scanned slide or still – I took from one of my family adventures as a kid to the wilds of Yellowstone and the Canadian Rockies, or from my trips as a teen to the Great Bear Rainforest to help document the spirit bear.
Today’s photo: Standing Grizzly
In what was one of the more remarkable moments of bear photography in Yellowstone National Park, at around 6am one May morning in 2002, my family and I came across not one, but three different bears near Sheepeater Cliffs.
One bear was sleeping. One bear was running from its shadow. And one decided to stand and see what the fuss was all about.
Most other photographers were focused on the other grizzlies, but thankfully – for once – I chose right and picked this bear, the standing grizzly. What a sight of power and beauty.