Friday, 4th March 2016
by David Swindler
A sow and cub stood up on the tall grass to get a good look at an approaching bear. They must be constantly on the alert, since other bears may try to harm the cubs. In this case, a very dominant bear was moving into the area, so they took off running.
Photographed in Alaska, USA.
Equipment: Canon 5D III, Canon 100-400mm II
My name is David Swindler and I'm an outdoor photography and travel enthusiast. After working for 10 years as a semiconductor engineer, I quit my job to follow my true passion. I'm now leading guided photography tours. I primarily do private tours in the Southwest from my base in Kanab, UT.
My foray into photography was slow and steady. I graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering and started work as a Process Engineer for Micron Technology. My specialty was photolithography, a high-tech process of nano-scale printing to form tiny circuitry on silicon chips. As I worked with the optics and exposure equipment, I began to see many parallels with photography. Thus, photography came very easy to me since I had a good background with the basic physics. When not at work, I loved to explore the great outdoors and I wanted to share this natural beauty with others. I also enjoy teaching others how to improve their photography and there's no better way to do it than practicing the techniques out in the field.