Grizzly Bear Extreme Close-up

A close-up of an Alaskan grizzly bear. Joseph Classen.

It’s a rare opportunity to get so close to grizzly bears that one can see even the tiniest details of their faces. As it is said, “The eyes are the window to the soul.” Studying the facial features of wild animals gives one an entirely different perspective about the creature and opens up a new world of visual and intellectual exploration. As a footnote, I must always stress that even my extreme close-up shots of wild animals (especially bears) are, in reality, always taken at a safe, respectful distance, and in a safe, respectful manner. Getting into a potentially dangerous animal’s personal space is a certain recipe for disaster.

As with all images featured in the Photo of the Week blog, a large sized print (16 x 20 for this image) is available in any style at a 25% discount…but only during the week it is featured…so act now if you’d like one!