Katmai National Park, Alaska
In August 2013 I traveled to Katmai National Park, Alaska, to photograph brown bears. This bear swam out at least a quarter mile off shore, presumably in search of prey. As it returned towards shore I lined up for a head-on photograph and anticipated a shake. Luck was with me.
Normal adjustments to RAW file. Cropped to vertical.
Canon EOS-1D X, Canon 200-400mm w/ 1.4x lens at 560mm, tripod.