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She Turned and Looked at me...

Uploaded by: katy99780

Monday August 19, 2013

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I was just about run over by this mama moose and her baby, as they galloped across a marsh right at me, then stopped unaware I was there for a moment. I don't know what was chasing them, but as soon as she saw me and renewed her panicky gallop, I made a hasty retreat as well... could have been a grizzly after her calf.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: QuickTime 7.6.6

YCbCr Positioning: centered

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/160 sec.

Exposure Program: Landscape mode (for landscape photos with the background in focus)

ISO Speed Ratings: 100

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.2

Aperture: 7.00 EV (f/11.3)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 24.0 mm

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17. katy99780
10:53 PM GMT on August 23, 2013
Thanks olbetsy and Lori.
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16. SVLover
8:26 PM GMT on August 23, 2013
Scary stuff, Katy!
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15. Olbetsy
3:43 AM GMT on August 22, 2013
You are one brave photographer!
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14. katy99780
5:22 PM GMT on August 21, 2013
Thanks Kristina and Shirley, yes I was lucky... very lucky... in so many ways.

Makes me a little shaky even now, to think about it. What a volatile situation. I'll never know if she was initially agitated by a grizzly.... don't even want to think about how THAT might've played out.
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13. WeatherWise
12:22 PM GMT on August 21, 2013
Great shot! Katy, if they are like deer, they will charge you. I had a large deer to do that once. A car came along between us and it stopped. I was scared afterwards too and like you kept on clicking that camera. I wondered afterward if it was not charging me. I tell everyone that I hope I never see a bear as I am sure I will want to get a photo and just one more shot, etc. Congratulations on VIP photo!
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12. kristinarinell
10:29 PM GMT on August 20, 2013
great capture...and I guess it was a good thing you were too close to the prey and not the hunter
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11. katy99780
9:21 PM GMT on August 20, 2013
Thanks Heidrun, Rodney and Kat.
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10. ColoradoKat
8:50 PM GMT on August 20, 2013
Yikes, Katy! Yep, I'd say it was definitely time
to beat feet! I hope the bear never caught up
with this Mama/Baby pair. They are so sweet!
Cool shot!
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9. RNJoel
7:02 PM GMT on August 20, 2013
Glad the the brain cells were clicking (as well as the shutter finger). As you pointed out, lots of bads things could have been in play. On the positive, your presence may have spooked off the grizzly and saved her calf. VIP congrats.
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8. trailhiker44
6:03 PM GMT on August 20, 2013
Super shot , but the story behind it is scary !
Congrats on the VIP!
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7. katy99780
4:23 PM GMT on August 20, 2013
Thanks Briar, Eileen, Karen and Elaine.
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6. Biskitten
1:06 PM GMT on August 20, 2013
Super shot - maybe you should take pics from your truck, Katy!
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5. tazphotogal
12:39 PM GMT on August 20, 2013
Katy--you need to be careful. I love the pictures of the moose, but we dont want you to be trampled. Fantastic shot for sure, and I see mama worried that you are there, she is watching you. ---take care :0) Karen
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4. YouKnowWho
12:27 PM GMT on August 20, 2013
Sweet shot, scary story!
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3. BriarCraft
6:46 AM GMT on August 20, 2013
If it panics a moose, I don't want to wait and see what it is. Glad you got the heck away from there. Still, it's a great shot!
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2. katy99780
4:59 AM GMT on August 20, 2013
I don't know what possessed me to keep clicking! I had just taken the shot over the pond when I heard her splashing and galloping toward me, I was relieved that she wasn't a grizzly, but then I realized that THIS was a dangerous situation too. And a grizz might have been right behind her, the reason she was in such a panic.
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1. gilg72
4:53 AM GMT on August 20, 2013
OMG Katy, That was some dangerous encounter you had with this very unpredictable animal. Glad she decided not to come after you. Very scary situation.
You managed to get a great shot after all that!


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katy99780

I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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