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post #1 of 24
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I recently went on a fishing trip to Painter Creek Lodge in Alaska and I'm going through my photos so I can put up some reports on my blog.  We spent a couple of days fishing in fairly close proximity to a big Alaskan brown bear and I particularly like this photo where he was looking right at us.

 

1 - Bear7 - Painter Creek 8-4-10 245.jpg

 

Anybody have a good caption?  I'll put it on my website and give you credit

post #2 of 24
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

I recently went on a fishing trip to Painter Creek Lodge in Alaska and I'm going through my photos so I can put up some reports on my blog.  We spent a couple of days fishing in fairly close proximity to a big Alaskan brown bear and I particularly like this photo where he was looking right at us.

 

1 - Bear7 - Painter Creek 8-4-10 245.jpg

 

Anybody have a good caption?  I'll put it on my website and give you credit


"Wish I had my water wings so I could go in the deep end"

or

"Those fishermen look tastier than the fish"

 

JF

post #3 of 24

mmmmmmmmmm...people

post #4 of 24

Is that Bob Peters?

post #5 of 24

MMMMMM.....that hiker sure tasted good with pepper spray.

post #6 of 24

"Man, those boogers are WAAAY better than any fish I catch... Not sure about this biped though.. Bob Peters, you say? Nice to mEAT you! "

 

post #7 of 24

"Why is that one guy putting on his sneakers?"

 

"Bob Peters.  The other white meat."

 

"Whoa!  I almost forgot.  It's camper season!"

 

"Is it the blond ones that give me gas or the...like I care."

 

"Just in time.  I was getting tired of eating Salmon three times a day."

 

"Is that Chaos?  Dude I was so gonna call you."

 

"It cracks me up how photographers think we're here for the salmon.  Just a little closer.  Now stick out your tongue so they'll think it's cute.  A little closer.  Closer..."

post #8 of 24

I hear they taste just like chicken. 

post #9 of 24

"Which way to the Palin Press Conference?"

post #10 of 24

I love Fisherman....  They taste just like Chicken!

post #11 of 24

"It was a good day, I caught half as much fish as Bob Peters today"

post #12 of 24

Snack Time!

post #13 of 24

"I guess you expect me to bark now"

post #14 of 24

That was your dog?  Oh, sorry....

post #15 of 24

Top of the food chain my ass!

post #16 of 24

Seeing these guys out in the bush while armed with  nothing but a fishing pole gives you a different perspective on; "back to nature".

post #17 of 24

A little face paint and I'll look like Gene Simmons

post #18 of 24

You call yourself "bears"? RIght.

post #19 of 24
Thread Starter 

You all are excellent. I might end up using all of them. 

 

I *really* got a kick out of the top of the food chain one. 

 

At one point we were slowly walking our boat downstream while the bear was fishing on the next bend.  The bear knew we were moving his way but he wasn't very interested in giving up his fishing spot.  The guide was holding the boat while he and I waded down toward the bear (I was taking photos) and my wife sat in the boat.  So the bear was chasing after a salmon and ended up coming toward us (not in a threatening way). 

 

That was the point at which my wife said, "Uhhhh, we're close ENOUGH now, aren't we?".

 

As a human, you don't feel very much like the top of the food chain when a critter that big and with that many pointy ends is pretty close to you.

 

We saw that bear off and on for three days.  Our guide nicknamed him "Digger" because of a cool thing those bears do when there's many, many salmon around.  Supposedly a bear that big might eat two hundred pounds of salmon per day (or more!).  Their bellies get so distended from all that food that they can't lie down and sleep comfortably.  So, they dig a big hole on a sand bar and lie down to sleep with their belly hanging in the hole. 

 

Here's a photo of my wife pretending to nap in one of Digger's holes:

 

1c - Ruthie in Bear Pit - Painter Creek 8-4-10 134.jpg

 

That's a really big hole for just your stomach.

 

Here's what he was eating:

 

1c - Cropped Chum P8040100.jpg

 

Here's what that salmon would look like if he had been in the river for a couple more days:

 

1c - Sonja chum cropped - Painter Creek 8-4-10 111.jpg

 

Here's a long-distance shot of that bear standing up to look for more fish:

 

1c - Digger1 - Sonja Alaska Photos 078.jpg

 

And here's what he looks like when he's in hot pursuit:

 

1c - Bear1 - Painter Creek 8-4-10 201.jpg

post #20 of 24

Wow that's a lot of fish.  Those are amazing pictures you got.

post #21 of 24

"we're gonna' need a bigger boat!"

post #22 of 24
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"we're gonna' need a bigger boat!"


 

I like it.

post #23 of 24

Outstanding photos, Bob.

post #24 of 24

Yum!  Humans.

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