2022—Late Day Silhouette

The sun was setting about 8:30PM on our last evening photographing bears on Kodiak Island when this young Kodiak Brown Bear came up from behind, approaching cautiously. I thought the shimmer of its coat haloed by the setting sun was quite beautiful. I took a few photographs while he was still silhouetted. In less than a minute, he broke into a run and galloped quickly past us. Soon he was in full sunlight and we spent most of the next hour alternating between photographing him and photographing the bear we had begun to call Barnacle Bear. I dubbed this one my Goodbye Bear because he was the last Kodiak Brown Bear I photographed on this trip.