Springtime in the Rockies

Rick Smith getting the shot


Montana is so awesome.  I recently got back from filming Grizzly Bears for National Geographic and was struck by how fortunate we are, in these times of 3D movies and nano-medicine, to be able to wander out into the mountains and find grizzly bears playing in alpine meadows.  We were not in a National Park – just out in the woods not far from modern convenience.  What an amazing state to live in.  What an amazing place to be a photographer.  We got sunburns in between getting snowed on.  We watched grizzlies catch voles and play and dig and court each other.  We shot time-lapses of extraordinary high-mountain weather.  Here are a couple shots I managed to get in between shooting video.  For more info about the show go here: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/wild/shows-expedition-wild

The bears through the camera's viewfinder with Casey in the foreground
This female had 3 young bears traveling with her



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