Brown Bear cub climbing a tree at Martinselkonen

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Brown Bear cub climbing a tree at Martinselkonen - Brown Bear
Martinselkonen, Suomussalmi, Finland (June 2013)

This photo was taken on a Nature Images Finland Bears trip led by Mark Sisson.

Bear cubs shot up vertical tree trunks with ease at the slightest hint of danger, usually when a male appeared. This photograph was taken at 5:00 pm from one of the forest hides; sunset was at midnight and sunrise at about 2:30 am. Generally Bear activity declined substantially around 11:00 pm when all the food had been eaten. After this time, only an occasional Bear passed through and didn't linger. This was a good time to catch a few hours of sleep! Photographers remain in the hides overnight until about 7:00 am the next morning, having entered them around 4:00 pm the previous evening.

Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/250
Av(Aperture Value) 6.3
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 640

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