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This week I have been mostly... sleepy

I have been mostly playing with my new Canon 5D Mk II

I'm currently reading... White Gold Wielder, Stephen Donaldson

I am mostly listening to... Muse

I am currently... Writing a paper

When I should be... Working harder

I am most looking forward to... The Muse concert on Thursday :)

This weekend I am... probably cooking an Easter dinner for everyone.

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Another grizzly bear

Alfie says:

err.... Run?

22nd Jun 2008, 09:19

Judo-Jule says:

err... Shoot?

22nd Jun 2008, 14:04

Alfie says:

Run while shooting behind you I'd say.

22nd Jun 2008, 14:43

jc1000000 says:

Is that Mr Chocolate? Or Sgt Brown?

22nd Jun 2008, 16:06

hildegard says:

I wish they weren't all fierce & that, they're so darn cuddly...

22nd Jun 2008, 17:35

OJ says:

Amazing, just amazing. And rather frightening too.

Were you in a vehicle?

22nd Jun 2008, 19:24

swamprose says:

there's more than two?

22nd Jun 2008, 19:32

crickson says:

Fantastic! I hear the BBC are looking for someome to fill in for Attenborough...

22nd Jun 2008, 19:34

Thanks for the Highlight!

OJ; mercifully for my underwear, I was indeed inside a vehicle. We were in a converted school bus, but had I of stuck my camera any further out of the window it was close enough for me to have lost an arm! The hikes we did we made sure to talk very loudly so as to keep the bears away.

Carpe; they are pretty scary. I came face-to-face with a grizzly in Banff when I was collecting firewood a few years back, and despite being a good 12ft away, I was more than a little petrified.

Statistically speaking, they're not too dangerous. Over 80% of their diet is fruit and veg, and they only tend to attack if you display "prey tendencies" like running away. You're supposed to walk backwards slowly while waving you're arms and shouting so it knows you're human. On the rare occasion they charge you, they generally stop before hitting you if you stand your ground. Black bears are more dangerous as they will properly charge and occasionally stalk you, and Polars are more dangerous still as they'll actively hunt you. More people die from being charged by moose or caribou than being attacked by bears though.

Swampy; we saw 8 on the trip. They're everywhere out there!

Crickson; I don't think I have the soothing tones of Attenborough. It would be a dream job through no?

23rd Jun 2008, 01:00

Dhamaka says:

that top shot's a great pose..

23rd Jun 2008, 07:42

wow - amazing stuff. i'd love to photograph bears :)

23rd Jun 2008, 08:36

Caine says:

Geez, how did I miss these? How exciting! Great captures, RAB.

26th Jun 2008, 19:31

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