A few days ago I was at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage. I went to the Black Bear compound and not a trail anywhere in the snow in their compound so they were obviously still asleep.
Went to where the young Grizzly Bear lives who has not Hibernated at all this year. He lives right next to a very large compound where two adult Grizzly Bears live. I expected the Grizzly Bear compound to be free of tails.
Well, to my surprised, the large male was outside his Den. There was one short trail from his Den to an area he cleared and was sitting in, staring out at the world... almost like he was surveying his area after coming back from a long trip.
I was the only person there and he turned his head and stared at me... so I took this shot. I'm really happy with this photograph. For whatever reason, it almost looks like I had a flash on his face but it was just a straight forward shot on a nice, sunny day. This photograph 'really' looks better in a larger size. (Just press "L" on your keyboard).