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A Himalayan honeybee caught on a glove
A Gurung honey hunter climbs a rope ladder to begin the biannual honey harvest high up in the hills of the Annapurna ranges
Bird hunting at sunrise
Animal or snow?
Jaguar
Let sleeping dogs lie!
Waiting for Sunrise on Opening Day
On opening day.
Grabbing A Morning Wild Snack
Eagle Hunter
A Bear Hunt in Athabasca (What Remains)
A Bear Hunt in Athabasca (Beavers for Bait)
A Bear Hunt in Athabasca (Backstraps for Supper)
Fishing off an island
Look Out!
A sons first hunt
great blue heron perched and hunting
Green Heron
A duck hunter throwing decoys into the creek.
A Hunter walking out of his stand.
Walking Out of a Country Store
A youth whitetail deer hunter standing in the snow.
Pre-sunrise set up for the goose hunt.
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A Bear Hunt in Athabasca (Beavers for Bait)

I shot this from up in a tree stand while documenting a bear hunt in Athabasca (Alberta, Canada). Beavers are used as bait, often tied up high so the bears will stand up to reach it. While they are standing, the hunter can gain a better idea of the size and the sex of the bear.

TAGS: Bear, Canada, Forest, Hunting, Nature

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Christie Caputo.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2016
Total Views: 276
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Oct. 11, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 180mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO200
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