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Face down in the mud in the middle of nowhere, soaking wet, surrounded by giant coastal brown bears. This is heaven for me.

Alaskan Brown Bears - Katmai - Alaska

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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous work! :)
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Azyiu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice picture. Interesting choice of aspect ratio. ;)
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strangelight Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
I really like the composition here - the wide sweep gives a feel for the bears' habitat, and holds the interest better than emphasising the misty mountain might.
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jarofjuice Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
absolutely wonderful to have been there to take this photo
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KittyParrish Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Absolutely brilliant.
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:iconciaconna:
ciaconna Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
This is such a gorgeous shot!
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Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this fabulous piece of your work @ [link]
:heart: :woohoo:
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You take the most amazing bear photos, I really wish that I could have the chance to take photos in the setting that you do. i really like how this shot shows how massive the bears really are whilst showing them off agaisnt the beautiful scenery that is their home.
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KeroOx Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Wow.. Teddy Bear has grown.. :D
The size of his paw is crazy ! :wow:
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Star-buck Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Nate Zeman!
This another fantastic and unique bear shot! I really wish you'd post more of these. The atmosphere is wonderful and I can only imagine how amazing your experience was. Thank you for bringing a piece of it back to us. I'm looking forward to seeing more. Bears are the best. I them.
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Andarelle Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Just fantastic, Nate! :D
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
Sweet shot, love the description, and wish wish wish I was in your shoes. I will be someday, but today, I can only wish.
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rinorino Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
wow, what a nice photo :)
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:iconmoyrah:
Moyrah Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I find that bears are beautiful and amazing animals. And your photography expose perfectly their might.
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
very nice shot here Nate, the fog in the background just adds to the picture.
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WmBCrawford Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent capture of magnificent creatures!
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gustavooroza Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009   Photographer
great shot. That's your place in the world, and you show us always beatifully. Thank you.
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Praw Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
I'd be freaking out! :fear:
It looks amazing, I love all the detail in the bears fur :D
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Haha you bring back such awesome pictures from heaven! XD
Those bears just look so vibrant in this picture, like they're about to jump out at me
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awesome. there's somehting so... surreal about the placement of the bears, or maybe the perspective, as if they are collossal, larger than life... behemoth size. ;)
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R-e-c-k-o-n-i-n-g Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
i see alot of hope and will
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BPC73 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
The pictures from this trip are some of the best bear pictures I have seen on dA
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abearpaw Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm from Alaska! :clap: ahhh I haven't seen AK wildlife is YEARS :(
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
Truly beautiful shot, yet again. You are living your dream Nate, well done, and keep at it.
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takanika Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Wow... Stunning! :clap: Beautiful photo.
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:iconpinter:
Pinter Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
yo go grizzly man!!!
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CezarMart Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
I truly love it! I love the panoramic composition.
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VENEZOLANO777 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
lol.... somebody said cute?? lol... is a huge beast!! great shot man...
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BekkaLynn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I am just amazed at all your captures this is no exception!!!
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MuraART Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome like always, I wanna do a long travel for photograph!!
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BarrelOfAGun Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
:-O
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Vanillebaer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009   Photographer
Love this one!
The eye contact with this lovely creature makes this shot so awesome!
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lori77 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
No words needed. Amazing catch!
Wow, I can't stop looking at it. Love it.
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gulyasfoto Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009   Photographer
Wow!
Awesome photo! Love it! :D
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pavel89l Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW, What a shot, it must of been no less then 300mm? ha?
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Schumis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
nice one
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mental3pal Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Another breath taking photo :faint: I can see why it is heaven for you :)

Thanks for being such a great photographer to aspire towards!
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Kay-linn Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
amazing picture :love:
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Sage-of-Winds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That sounds so freaking amazing...
You use camo?
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AGirlNam3dGoo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
im so jealous! i would die to do this! great pic
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MsCrys Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
As you know I love the shots of the bears fighting and imo nothing compares to them. However, there is something about this shot that leaves me breathless and easily imagining how glorious you must have felt in this moment.

Fantastic capture & I love the crop you chose. :thumbsup:
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
beautiful work :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
you seriously got the best conditions for this photo...the lighting, the depth of field...and the awesome low clouds above the mountains...very nice
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Every time I see these shots, all I can think of is Grizzly Man. Be careful. And carry a semiautomatic 30.06, loaded.
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
no guns allowed in katmai
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
well that's stupid and unsafe. I guess they don't trust people to use them just for defense.

anyway, you survuved and got some hellaciously awesome shots.
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
its a national park so no guns are allowed just like anywhere else. its perfectly safe to be there i assure you.
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
oh I did not realize it was a national park. I thought you were in unincorporated wilderness. Those shots are phenomenal!
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
yeah its a national park, but its basically pure wilderness. no roads or trails to get you in the park. no roads in the park or anything like that. its all just pure wilderness
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
amazing.
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