© Jeff R. Clow

A silver tipped Canadian grizzly that I encountered in September, 2010 on the road to Moraine Lake in Banff National Park. It was raining on and off and his fur had become slick with the moisture.

He was gorging himself on hawthorne berries and didn't pay me any attention as I photographed him from the relative safety of my rental car.

He was about 15 to 18 feet away....and my heartbeat was definitely accelerating the whole time I was alongside this magnificent creature.

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