Nakina is one of the Grizzly Bears at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, MT. Nakina, along with her brother Kabul, were relocated from Alaska to the GWDC in 1998 after their parents were killed by a resident near the community of Delta Junction, Alaska.
There are five other bears at the Center. The bears have a large outdoor habitat that includes many natural features that gives them a comfortable and stimulating environment to roam in. The animal care staff rotates a combination of bears into the habitat throughout the day. Keepers also hide food in the habitat, stock the pond with live trout and rearrange features regularly.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 7D Mark II using my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II Lens set on 400mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/500th of a second and the ISO set at 800. I used a tripod for stability. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and completed in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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Terry, another great capture at the wildlife center. Nicely done.