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By BenF  
Well, some of you probably remember similar pictures from about a year ago, because this is the time of my yearly fishing trip to Alaska with my dad.

This was taken at Brooks Falls in Brooks Camp Alaska. I really like how all three bears are so intent on that single fish.

And the fish is so obviously thinking, just like last year... Damn

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Sigma SD10 | Sigma 70-300mm APO DG | f5.6 | 1/400s | ISO 100

Tags: Fish Bear Falls Grizzly Jump Alaska Brooks Katmai Sockeye Wildlife and nature Sports and action

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blueorchid 10 27
16 Jul 2006 1:48PM
Great timing and framing. It looks so cold !!

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RichardRH 10 29 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 1:48PM
Great shot, great title.
barrovian 12 163 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 1:49PM
Movement in the water, anticipation in the bears and the fish in mid air all go to make a cracking photo.

X5DJM 11 26 England
16 Jul 2006 1:53PM
Spot on..Nice one..
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
16 Jul 2006 1:53PM
I love these bear shots. I like this one especially because of the fish! Brilliant.
tull 13 181 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 1:54PM
Remarkable capture Ben that deserves far more attention.

Miles Herbert 14 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 2:02PM
Good image...
Gavin 11 17
16 Jul 2006 2:08PM
Very Good
16 Jul 2006 2:13PM
Right place, right moment. Excellent.
Taya 10 19 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 2:34PM
This is for real?? It's a truly amazing capture. It's so perfect, the framing, the tone and everything else! I wish I took this!

Dennie 12 260 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 2:36PM
Out standing, amazing all them kinda words dont some up what a great image this is . The timming is brilliant to catch the fish
out of the water when the bears are moving down. They them selves look on a slipery slop so to pull it altogether into this one great pic. WOW. Lovely presentation as well. Denise x
robway 11 318 Wales
16 Jul 2006 2:37PM
Beautiful timing and superb wildlife shot.
stunning photograph
ericfaragh 13 132 3 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 2:49PM
Excellent wildlife action capture, nice touch of humour to it.
16 Jul 2006 2:49PM
Didn't have the pleasure of seeing the ones from last year, but this is NG-quality.
Expected the large version to be a disappointment, but on the contrary, it is even so much better.
Congrats and thank you for sharing this. As Mark said... remarkable and worthy of every prize in the book
16 Jul 2006 2:54PM
Super great profesional nature shots
dionne 12 29 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 2:55PM
A truly amazing shot - excelent detail and very well composed - love the presentation too!!
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
16 Jul 2006 2:58PM
Outstanding image, this is one of the best nature shots i've seen on Epz.
JohnDyer 10 67 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 3:08PM
very well caught - you and the bears
16 Jul 2006 3:10PM
Love it, brilliant!
jage 13 2 Wales
16 Jul 2006 3:33PM
Wow, absolutely STUNNING image
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
16 Jul 2006 3:34PM
Poor little fishy.

Wonderful shot. Dave.
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
16 Jul 2006 3:35PM
national Geography stuff!

albi 12 68 1 England
16 Jul 2006 3:47PM
Fantastic image, congrats on a truly special capture.
scott_jessuk 10 249 1 Scotland
16 Jul 2006 4:26PM
I liked your previous image but this is truely a work of art. You really could not of got a better timed shot. Excellent detail on the bears, and really nice blue coolness to the picture. Presentation finishes off an already magnificent image.

pcjackso Junior Member 11 7
16 Jul 2006 4:26PM
Fantastic it
Beardy 11 79 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 4:31PM
A cracker!

canongirl08 11 18 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 4:36PM
Excellent capture,
Love it
geoffash26 12 2.5k United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 4:52PM
Top stuff
vismaya 11 Ireland
16 Jul 2006 4:59PM
CP_01 11 1
16 Jul 2006 5:21PM
WOW!! This is superb...almost unreal....excellent catch.
BenF 11 14 United States
16 Jul 2006 5:30PM
Whoa, when I left there were like 3 comments!

Thanks for the kind words, and I guess this means I'll be posting the other falls shots that I have.
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
16 Jul 2006 5:34PM
keep them coming, please........

bsbossman 10 2
16 Jul 2006 5:45PM
Fantastic image,Well timed
16 Jul 2006 5:54PM
A stunning piece of nature photography..wheres the HC or even EC??
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
16 Jul 2006 6:18PM
Best shot of the day, probably the whole weekend so far. Absolutley stunning.

timwilson 11 181 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 6:34PM
Best shot I've come across on here, for ages!

martin.w 14 438 22 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 6:50PM
Its all been said, a fantastic capture.
Densek 11 France
16 Jul 2006 7:04PM
Classic, but it still works.
MarkT 11 119 2 England
16 Jul 2006 9:02PM
Superb image.

Boyd 13 11.2k 11 Wales
16 Jul 2006 9:17PM
First class.
sbphoto 12 19 Ireland
16 Jul 2006 11:12PM
All the elements for a superb image and composition.
A_Harrison 12 260 Canada
16 Jul 2006 11:28PM
I'veclicked because I do like it, you'll just have to take my word for it. Wink

superphil 10 160
16 Jul 2006 11:44PM
WOW! seriously ace m8!
bengsays 11 13
17 Jul 2006 12:27AM

what a shot. Can't say anything more
rosie42 12 7 Australia
17 Jul 2006 1:57AM
Congrats on another fabulous image, Ben - a pleasure to view ... meanwhile, Alaska's still high on my travel wishlist!

Susie :o)
Gecko 10 25 Australia
17 Jul 2006 8:04AM
Stunning shot, how lucky to see something like this and be able to capture it. Love it. Pam
Gary_Macleod 12 159 Scotland
17 Jul 2006 9:53AM
What stunning timing and composition.

Brilliant image

PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
17 Jul 2006 2:22PM
Wow! Missed this beauty until now. Excellent timing and the title is just perfect for this.
conrad 12 10.9k 116
17 Jul 2006 2:26PM
Had to see this one as well - I like this even better than today's upload!

GregorP 11 4 Slovenia
17 Jul 2006 2:38PM
Fantastic photo.I love it.

17 Jul 2006 2:44PM
Absolutely fantastic!!

P181 11 5 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 8:43PM

18 Jul 2006 7:44PM
terrific timing. lovely images.
19 Jul 2006 7:15AM
Very creative! Well done! Shan
TeresaH 11 1.1k United Kingdom
19 Jul 2006 2:56PM
Poor salmon! Not a welcoming sight for him but that is nature.
liparig 12 233 United States
19 Jul 2006 10:34PM
this one is amazing well done and timed
Retnyap 11 28
24 Jul 2006 2:41PM
Missed this series this is a great image and deserved of all the accolades well done.

Davey P.
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
30 Sep 2006 3:13AM
Ben, this is one of the most amazing shots I've seen on ePz (or anywhere).
My wife and I have often talked about getting up to Alaska (from Long Beach, CA) and this picture clinches it -- we are on our way. -=Walter
BenF 11 14 United States
30 Sep 2006 3:53AM
It will definetly be a great trip. Just make sure you stop by Brooks Kamp (that's where most of my bear pictures are from). You'll probably be making a stop over in King Salmon too, which is where some of my other Alaska pictures are from. Just make sure you do your research and go when the Sockey are running. Anytime in the month of July should be good.

The Alaskan Penninsuala Highway is also pretty good for pictures.
tonymarq 11 1 United States
24 Nov 2006 6:33AM
Ben out of this world timed capture!

stay well
dionne 12 29 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2006 6:23PM
Fantastic capture! Well done!

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