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Sleeping Grizzly
Photographer: Joe Maskasky
Location: Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Story: 
Early that morning this grizzly had caught and eaten one of the elk calves we had photographed the day before and then swam across the river and disappeared into the forest. That afternoon I was able to photograph the grizzly sleeping off his feast near the bank of the Yellowstone River. The ranger allowed me to watch and photograph the bear with the safety of the river separating us.
Digital Alterations: 
cropped, color-balanced, sharpened
Camera Information: Nikon D800E, Nikon 600mm f4 lens
Special Equipment: