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End of the Line

End of the Line
Photograph by Joel Sartore

An adult female grizzly stares out from inside a trap. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks workers caught her with two of her cubs after she broke into a country store and an outdoor meat freezer. She was a repeat offender: This was the fifth time in four years authorities had been called in to capture her. Grizzlies who develop a taste for food found near humans usually end up shot, euthanized, shipped to zoos—or sent to a research lab. In this case the lab the bear is headed for studies the nutritional needs of brown bears.

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Kodachrome 200
Lens: 80mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Evening
Lighting Techniques: Color balanced hot light positioned outside the cage.

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