I don't need a fishing rod

I must start by saying THANK YOU to so many for all your comments and fav's. This has been a great week for me. Two of my shots are on the TT right now and my Grizzly picture from yesterday has an incredible 70+ fav's after 24 hours! I couldn't resist sharing a few more shots from the grizzly tour on Sunday. This is the same momma from yesterday right before she caught the fish that the twins were fighting over, in yesterday's other shot.

Here's another shot of a momma and her triplets: http://365project.org/kwind/miscellaneous/2014-09-19


In case you didn't see it yesterday, there was a news reporter on the trip and the story ran on the news last night. I'm at the very end sitting on the ground with the grey sweater looking through my camera. Here's the link: http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=445012

If you want to see more pics here's my FB album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152247380586150&type=1&l=d819387369
Wow, amazing pic!
posted September 19th, 2014  
That Salmon really is doing his best to get away..
posted September 19th, 2014  
I love that here on 365 you get the chance to photograph Grizzly Bears and we get to see your photos - just stunning. Every single FAV is hugely deserved - and another FAV for this one.
posted September 19th, 2014  
Oh you took a proper lens with you! I'll have to watch the film again with the sound on. We went to see the Grizzlies from Telegraph Cove about 3 years ago. Best holiday ever - we had orcas go right under our kayaks as well. It is definitely on my list to go again and when the kids are both off to uni we will go in September so that the salmon are running. Great photos of a great experience!
posted September 19th, 2014  
wow that's a great catch!!
posted September 19th, 2014  
This is an amazing capture. Love the action.
posted September 19th, 2014  
@judithg I took my 50-500 lens with me. I really don't like it but it did the job. I just had my monopod and probably should have brought my tripod... next year!
posted September 19th, 2014  
Just awesome. Who can say they have seen this? It's like a National Geographic story. Love it. Fav!
posted September 19th, 2014  
@amandal It seriously was like being on National Geographic. At one point there were 7 bears on the same river bank. I truly lucked out. Not only did I not have to pay but they said it was probably their best trip of the season so far. The bears were most definitely the highlight but the 7 orcas and 150 dolphins really were the icing on the cake!
posted September 19th, 2014  
Fantastic
posted September 19th, 2014  
Oh goodness gracious me.......fancy seeing this grizzly bear in the wild ......did you feel safe? Fabulous shot & we are so lucky to see this through your eyes! Fave
posted September 19th, 2014  
fantastic! fav
posted September 19th, 2014  
@kwind You should share some of your photos with them. Great for advertising their tours. Did they hire you for that? Sheesh, boy howdy, you sure did luck out!
posted September 19th, 2014  
Another great shot, lovely detail and timing
posted September 19th, 2014  
@happypat We were amazingly close but surprisingly I felt safe. We were not allowed to eat outside of the bus and we had to stay together in a large group (there were about 20 people) and whisper only. There was one point when a large bear grabbed a fish and jumped up the bank and disappeared into the woods. I wondered for a second where he might go. The bear people were on either side of us watching the woods. They had bear spray, not that it would have been powerful enough if one of the bears really wanted us. They said that the river is very healthy and the bears are returning in great numbers. It is believed that the mommas we saw were once cubs here and probably viewed by humans. They are now teaching their cubs we are "safe". They seem to go about their business unaware that we were even there. It was breathtaking!
posted September 19th, 2014  
@amandal It's because of my photos that I got the free trip. Check out their FB page. The first four posts are of my pictures. https://www.facebook.com/CampbellRiverWhale?fref=ts
posted September 19th, 2014  
@amandal Actually most of the posts from the last couple of days are my pics on the FB page of the company.
posted September 19th, 2014  
These are great! I can't get that lucky to win anything. :-p
posted September 19th, 2014  
@melanierivers I didn't win a contest. My family has gone on several of their different tours over the years and we have referred and brought many people along with us. I always take my camera and then share my photos, which they have bee using to advertise on their FB page. It doesn't hurt that one of the employees is my best friend's sister. They called me up the night before and said they had an extra seat and wanted to give it to me as a thank you. I graciously accepted! Check out this shot from our rapid tours in July... http://365project.org/kwind/365/2014-07-13
posted September 19th, 2014  
@kwind Saweet. Give them my name, would you?!;-) You rocked it, lady! Did them proud!
posted September 19th, 2014  
I enjoyed watching the video. You live in an amazingly beautiful part of the world. Congrats on double TT - you are really knocking them out of the park these days! A big fav for this one.
posted September 19th, 2014  
So amazing!!! These shots could definitely be in National Geographic!!!! So cool and congrats on TT! Fav!!!
posted September 19th, 2014  
Congrats on all the well deserved recognition. These shots are just amazing!
posted September 19th, 2014  
Absolutely fantastic.
posted September 19th, 2014  
Wow!! Fantastic!
posted September 19th, 2014  
Love it
posted September 19th, 2014  
Loved following the different links you gave - your photos are absolutely incredible. What an amazing experience to be a part of. They sure did themselves a favor by offering you this trip - those photos alone should be worth thousands in attracting tourists to use them in the hope of seeing what you saw. Fav
posted September 19th, 2014  
Amazing capture (by the photographer, not bear)!!! What an exciting opportunity and you didn't disappoint with the camera! Fav!
posted September 19th, 2014  
Superb shot Kim - great capture, great timing!
posted September 19th, 2014  
Oh my gosh congrats! Fav!and super congrats on your amazing TT images
posted September 19th, 2014  
brilliant
posted September 19th, 2014  
Stunning Kim and another fav from me
posted September 19th, 2014  
WOW! Instant FAV!
posted September 19th, 2014  
Fab action shot. She is just so intent on scooping that fish. Thank you for posting the links. Great shots. Fav. Congrats on TT.
posted September 19th, 2014  
@kwind incredible opportunity......I would think if there is plenty of food in that river they would be ok to be around.
posted September 19th, 2014  
Wonderful capture Fav!
posted September 19th, 2014  
Great shot.
posted September 19th, 2014  
every comment and fav is well deserved, I have really enjoyed seeing the all the bear shots especially the young cubs, nature is amazing!
posted September 19th, 2014  
@kwind LOL Well I wish someone would invite me on a trip. Great shots! :-)
posted September 19th, 2014  
Thiw is just fabulous. The free trip a very good investment for the tour company too.
posted September 19th, 2014  
This is an absolutely fantastic capture. I love the action of the bear and that you can see the fish trying to get away. The plot splashdown is nice too. Definite fav!
posted September 19th, 2014  
Wow! Awesome capture... what a great tour... the grizzly are beautiful. fav!
posted September 19th, 2014  
Amazing capture, the focus on that bears face is amazing.
posted September 20th, 2014  
Oh my! This is spectacular
posted September 20th, 2014  
Wow, very well done had to add another fav for sure.
posted September 20th, 2014  
Very cool capture!
posted September 20th, 2014  
You're tt and 70+ fav's are well deserved. I bet the people that gave you the free trip are tickled pink.
posted September 20th, 2014  
Wow! Excellent action shot.
posted September 20th, 2014  
The shots you have posted the past few days have been phenomenal, all of the favs and comments are more than deserved. Any of us would have loved to do this trip, but not all of us would have been able to document it so well. Huge Fav!
posted September 20th, 2014  
This is great! You definitely caught some action there!
posted September 20th, 2014  
Absolutely brilliant photo! The color, the action, the clarity — just amazing. I have to wonder if I'd be shaking so much with the excitement of the moment that all my images would come out blurry. Thank goodness it's you doing the shooting. Thanks for sharing the link to the video and the tour's FB page. Amazing videos and pictures there, including yours. Congrats on being featured on their site.
posted September 20th, 2014  
Fav! Love that you can see the fish she has a fix on!
posted September 20th, 2014  
Just amazing photo. instant fav. breathtaking
posted September 20th, 2014  
An amazing capture with the visible fish!
posted September 20th, 2014  
Wow, National Geographic shot here. Incredible. Fav
posted September 20th, 2014  
Incredible!
posted September 20th, 2014  
Hey Kim! All I can say is "Holy Crap!!!!!" You were way too close for me!!! I lived in Alaska for many years and was always wary (and scared) of bears. Had one sort of follow me up to our house as I got out of the car. Didn't know it was there until it growled. Ever since, I just like OTHER people's photos!! This is just fantastic and I would have to frame this and hang it in a gallery some where!!!! Huge FAV!!
Congrats on the TT Page, it is so well deserved!!!
posted September 20th, 2014  
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