Wild West stand-off
Charlie left his camera trap in this location for nearly six months. Knowing this was the spot where park rangers deliberately leave carcasses to keep the bears away from the road, Charlie hoped to capture these imposing predators scavenging. Sifting through the 200,000 images captured by the trap, Charlie came across this spectacular shot.
The Yellowstone grizzly bear population has been protected since the 1970s and is now recovering. However, there are proposals to remove the bears from the federal list of protected species, raising concerns this will negatively impact on numbers and have knock-on effects for the park’s ecology.
Nikon D7100; 10-24mm lens at 24mm; 1/2500 sec at f5.6; ISO 1600; Trailmaster TM550 passive infrared monitor.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA
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