TOKYO-2019 Nature / Wildlife

The Shake

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Wildlife
  • Company
    Valberg Imaging
  • Photographer
    Michelle Valberg
  • Technical Info
    Nikon Z6 With 70-200mm (at 200mm) 1/800 F8 Iso 1000
  • Photo Date
    October 5, 2019

This Kermode bear (aka Spirit Bear) was fishing for salmon roe directly in front of me in the Great Bear Rainforest in Northern British Columbia, Canada. He would put his head under water for up to a minute, lift up out of the water, would look at me and then shake. This particular time, he was in front of a dark forest background highlighting the water shaking off of him. Getting the right head position is the critical factor in this kind of shot.