Ferdinand ;)

Ferdinand ;)

I've met him on a touristy path in Bucegi Mountains - Romania. He was very calm and cooperative from photographic point of view
on Dec 15, 2008 11:45 am
Image Type(s): Wildlife
Image ID: 472292


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andreeacorodeanu - Dec 15, 2008 11:55 am - Voted 10/10


bearyyy!!!!!!! good shot Adi i like it :D, im sure is not his first photo sesion :))


adygaz - Dec 15, 2008 11:59 am - Hasn't voted

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I'm sure it is not :)))
I kindly ask him to stay behind the flower and put an innocent face...and he did...


andreeacorodeanu - Dec 15, 2008 12:12 pm - Voted 10/10

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:)) :)) :)) i will try too when i will meet him i hope to be Ferdinad and not the other killer black one :)) :)) :))


adygaz - Dec 15, 2008 12:24 pm - Hasn't voted

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If will be the same Ferdinand, will be a bigger one :)) (the photo has already one year and half)
But, you could kindly ask the bear: " Are you that Ferdinand?"
It's better to do this from a safe distance... just in case :)))


yatsek - Dec 15, 2008 3:15 pm - Voted 10/10

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How many bear-related injuries/deaths are there in Romania?

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Dec 15, 2008 5:11 pm - Voted 10/10

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incredible portrait !!! I love this shot and wonder how did you manage to take it :)



adygaz - Dec 16, 2008 10:50 am - Hasn't voted

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Well Yatsec, as I know, in 2007 were several attacks with some injuries and only one (I'm sure about this accident) with deadly injuries. But it is very probably that the situation is different.
The photo with Fernando was taken one week after the deadly accident, at maybe one-hour distance from that place.

In Bucegi Mountains, III-rd degree meetings with bears are quite ordinary.
This year I heard about only one deadly attack (in town) and several attacks with minor injuries.

In the final, I may say that the majority cases of the attacks, it was the tourist's mistakes. For example food in the tent.


adygaz - Dec 16, 2008 10:56 am - Hasn't voted

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I run toward the vicinity of the bear (as stealth as possible), and then the bear has done the rest. I mean the position, the place etc. He was quite calm (he eats grass-so was not angry) so I had the courage to stay about 10 minutes around (about 25 meters), taking photos.

In the same day, on an unmarked path I saw another two bears, but at a bigger distance.

By the way, Fernando was walking very calm on a marked touristy path ;)


yatsek - Dec 16, 2008 11:35 am - Voted 10/10

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Thanks very much, Adrian. Romania has always been like a tiny Canada to me.


FlatheadNative - Dec 16, 2008 12:09 am - Voted 10/10

Big bear!

and a great shot with the grass and flowers under him.


adygaz - Dec 16, 2008 10:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Big bear!

Dear FlatheadNative, thank you very much!


visentin - Dec 16, 2008 2:41 am - Voted 10/10

if you don't mind...

I attached this magnificent romanian brown bear to an article about french bears of the Pyrenees. I hope you don't mind, brown bears are brown bears and it makes a perfect illustration.


adygaz - Dec 16, 2008 11:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: if you don't mind...

Hi Visentin,

May we see the link to that article?


adygaz - Dec 16, 2008 11:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: if you don't mind...

Sorry, I managed to see the article. :)
I'm new on this website.

Thanks that you included my photo on your article.



pablo - Dec 16, 2008 3:10 am - Voted 10/10


superb photo


adygaz - Dec 16, 2008 10:59 am - Hasn't voted

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Dear Pablo, thank you very much!

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Dec 16, 2008 10:41 am - Voted 10/10

The Flower ...

The flower makes this a very special photo. Good job! --mark d.


adygaz - Dec 16, 2008 11:00 am - Hasn't voted

Re: The Flower ...

Dear Mark, thank you very much!
Yes, the flower makes me to think to Fernando...


rdmc - Dec 16, 2008 10:58 am - Voted 10/10

Sweeeet shot!

...must be the smell of those pretty flowers that is making him so cooperative!
Great shot!


adygaz - Dec 16, 2008 11:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweeeet shot!

Dear Rdmc, thank you very much!
If I should know that the flowers makes the bears cooperative in the front of camera, every time I go in the mountains, in my backpack I will put a bouquet of roses :)

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