posted: july 23, 2017  
  Today Rich Byniarksi and I took a hike along String and Leigh Lakes. I brought my camera and was not taking any photos. On our way back on the trail, we spied a mother bear and her cub. Normally you see them in the foliage foraging for food and you don't get much of a photo. This time they were more in the open and were also on the trail giving me a pretty clear shot of them.

We were 15-20 yards from the two bears. I whipped out my camera and started taking shots until they went back into the foliage.

These photos have been cropped so it looks like we were closer to them than we actually were.
Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV Lens: Canon 24-70 mm f/2.8 1.4x TC Support: Handheld
  Note: set the camera to use Auto ISO.