ReBlogging these once in a lifetime photo’s, and their story, take a look, a great lesson in photographer persistance!

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Bear Quints – once in a lifetime photos
Black bears typically have two cubs; rarely, one or three. In 2007, in northern New
Hampshire , a black bear sow gave birth to five
healthy young. There were two or three reports of sows with as many as 4
cubs, but five was, and is, very extraordinary. The photographer learned
of them shortly after they emerged from their den and set a goal of
photographing all five cubs with their mom – no matter how much time and
effort was involved. He knew the trail they followed on a fairly regular
basis, usually shortly before dark. After spending nearly four hours a
day, seven days a week, for more than six weeks, he had that
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and photographed them. He used the
equivalent of a very fast film speed on his digital camera. The print is
properly focused and well…

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