What an amazing moment! An 850 pound Alaskan Brown Bear, salmon in “hand”, bathed in fall reflections, staring strait into my lens with water dripping from her chin. As I lay on my stomach on the muddy shoreline observing this beautiful creature, I was fully aware of the power she possessed. I was able to take several frames before showing her due respect, and slowly walking away. I am grateful for the experience, and the fact that I am able to share these precious moments with you. Wild places, and the animals that live there, are a treasure for us to enjoy and preserve.