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Monday, May 16, 2011

Photo of the Day - Grizzly Bear

Today's 'Photo of the Day' is actually from a today -- a rarity in the world of John Marriott, where Canucks games and just about everything you can possibly think of come prioritized more highly than sitting at a computer processing images.  Like everyone else, I do look at mine right away, but unlike everyone else, I rarely do more than have a quick glance through them.

As it currently stands, when I get around to editing them years later, every folder I open is like rediscovering Christmas again.  Shouts of joy fill my office (my wife can attest to this) as I pore over image after image that I had forgotten all about!  Ha-ha!

A beautiful male grizzly in Banff National Park this morning

Anyways, today I'm breaking from the norm to show you a pic from this morning's shoot with a gorgeous unmarked male grizzly bear in Banff National Park.  I'll be back out again for the rest of the week trying to add to my already ridiculously large grizzly bear photo collection (post editing, I'm at 2600 grizzly images) and hoping to find some tiny new black bear cubs.

With any luck, you'll get to see a few of those in a timely fashion, too.

Happy shooting!



  1. A SUPERB portrait !!.....Congrats !

  2. Love it John! Can't wait to see more Grizzly images and hopefully those Black bear cubs. Wish I could get out there and get some shots of them too.

  3. Such a beautiful bear and a wild one too! The only ones I got to see today were the poor black bears at the zoo of Antwerp during a school 'field trip'. I envy you ...

  4. So everyone else processes and edits their images right away? That's news to me :P. I can totally relate to the aspect of rediscovery when going through images months later, since that's my usual SOP, too. It might not be the most economically viable way, I suppose, but at least that way you get to enjoy the images twice.
    Anyway, congratulations on the griz shot and good luck with finding your black bear cubs. I can't wait to get out to Vancouver Island and try to find some myself...

  5. Thanks for sharing - love it.

  6. Great shot John, I still have one of your Grizzly tours on my bucket list. Black Bears and wolves we have in Eastern Ontario, Grizzlies we do not so I envy you folks from the West.