In this case the boat’s antenna helps to obscure the humpback whale fluking, however the intent of the photo is again to show that on occasion we do get close to that we are viewing. As the guide and picture taker it is often a “shot from the hip” rather than a planned and timed photo. Guest safety is number one priority over a good photo.
For some grizzly bears in our viewing area the term “boss” is appropriate and this is one of those bears. The photo was taken from the viewing platform on the Glendale River that we use after August 24th. Although it is great to see one of the large grizzlies it is better if they appear at the end of the two-hour viewing time. If they are present when we arrive no other bears will come to fish until they leave. The larger older males are a little shy and are more commonly seen on the road while driving to the platform or in the portion of the spawning we pass on the last half mile of the drive.
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