When we left off last week, the blond faced bear was just appearing on the scene. No sooner had Scarface turned towards him and he was gone. Both bears disappeared for a bit.
While there bears were away, the ravens came in for a bite or two.
The fight began.
It didn’t last long. Afterwards, Scarface threw a paw over the carcass as if saying, this is mine, all mine.
The loser bear dejectedly walks up the riverside. .
Truly, this was the most amazing wildlife encounter I’d witnessed all season. I was thankful for the unseen hand that guided me there that day.
Awesome opportunity, awesome shots – love the open mouth to open mouth face off.
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Reblogged this on boldcorsicanflame's Blog and commented:
Love bears. Thanks for these awesome photos as usual!
What amazing timing! You’re so lucky to get to see something like that. I’m jealous. Some great photos there.
Thanks, I almost drove another direction that morning. I’m so thankful I was prompted to drive through Hayden that morning.
Wow…incredible adventure…and stunning captures! My heart was pounding reading it…how was yours?
Just working hard to get the exposure right and sharp images.
Good stuff like always brother, always enjoy your experiences…Godspeed to many more.
Reblogged this on Bob's Opinion and commented:
Thank you Nomadruss for the post, it is worth viewing.
Wow! Amazing shots of the bears. Larry and I can’t even imagine how incredible that must have been to be able to witness that. The other night before a performance of “The Last Ship”, I shared your blog with your photos of the bears with my fellow musicians. They were all so amazed…there were lots of “incredible and wow” comments as they viewed your photos as well. Thanks again for sharing Yellowstone with us.
Just thought you’d like to know that Scarface was shot in fall of 2015 outside of YNP.
Yes, I stated in the comments that it was not the Scarface that was shot and killed. But we did call this one Scarface while we were out there photographing, just look at that bear’s face and you’ll see why.