Interesting Photo of the Day: Grizzly Turned Photographer

These days it seems everyone is picking up a camera and enjoying the art of photography. Even our large furry friends on the west coast of Canada are testing the waters:

grizzly using camera

A curious bear gets behind the camera. (Via CBC. Click to view full size.)

Jim Lawrence, a B.C. photographer, captured this winning moment of a curious grizzly bear when out photographing the banks near Revelstoke.

Lawrence submitted his photo to CBC Listener’s Lens accompanied by a quaint audio recap of the event:

“The grizzly in the photo was fishing for Kokanee and making his way upstream. I set the camera up at an opening in the brush thinking I’d get a photo of him across the way. . . I should know better than to guess what a bear is going to do. He crossed to my side and scrambled up the bank, at which point I dashed back to the truck for another camera. . . They say intelligent species are curious and the big bear was no exception. He approached the camera cautiously, sniffing deeply, then stood up for a closer inspection. For the longest time, he studied the screen and buttons then, with a huge long-nailed paw, gently tugged on the strap . . . The weight of the long lens caused the camera to pivot quickly upward, startling the big fellow at which point he kind of shrugged, and went back fishing.”

Bear with us Mr. Grizzly, your big break is yet to come!

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