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Nature's Brutal Bounty
Photograph by Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott

Lured by the scent of a fresh kill, a grizzly bear easily chased away the wolves. Grasping the moose's hip in its powerful jaws, the bear yanked the heavy carcass onto a gravel bar, then tore large chunks of flesh from the moose's hindquarter. One moose can provide several hundred pounds of red meat, a rich source of protein—and a key to survival—for carnivores facing Alaska's long, barren winters.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 3
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 600mm f/4
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Dark, overcast and drizzling
Time of Day: Sundown
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
Special Equipment or Comments: We used a tele-extender, which is used with a fixed lens to multiply its focal length. The film was push processed. 


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