Kuril Lake in Kamchatka - the most bearish in Russia. Apparently, in the world. this year the aerial surveys have shown that more than a thousand bears live around the lake! So that aerial surveys, I have repeatedly been able to see here bears to one hundred per day!
morning watched out the window for a cordon bear sleeping on the wooden tourist trail. Made from the porch, not to go out in the rain, the standby picture.
Then I saw that on the plate, not to wet hair from wet grass, running fox. Instead of staying on the ground and shoot, I began to try to shorten the distance. But Fox was ahead of me: she went to the Bruins fast asleep and began to gently sniff, and I'm in that moment turned out to be in a hollow in the most disadvantageous for the shooting situation. I tried to shoot through the grass, but the autofocus focused on stems, not the fox. While lost focus, it was too late - bear woke up and the fox ran away from him. Oh, yes unless it is the first profukali frame ...
Thus was born a new day ... Here, on the Kamchatka Peninsula, we were the first in the country meet the new day. In the cities of the European part of Russia is still buzzing night life in full, and we admire the rosy peaks of volcanoes of Kamchatka. This volcano Kambalny shot from the middle of the Kuril Lake. In the foreground, the triangular silhouette of the island's heart Alaid. You can see how changing landscape lighting as the sun rises. 8 hours 05 minutes:
In the picture I'm trying to take pictures of the volcano before dawn Elias hill. But all messed up again bear. He climbed into the frame, sat down in front of a volcano, and began to meditate:
In our village as usual. Sow a cold rain, but bears on the drum. Or swim in the lake and catch fish, or sleep on the banks of the rain. Last night one of the hooligans managed to sneak under elektrozabor and chewed the last nepogryzennuyu rubber boat on a lake. We will be glued when the rain stops ...
Today, I again missed the unique thing that wanted to make a life. Fox myshkovat the beginning, when I was two meters away from me, and I stood on a tripod camera with a powerful telephoto lens, which housed only foxy face. With this lens the right distance meters in ten. The fox jumped up and killed vole, and I could only contemplate it with his mouth open ...
Bears everywhere crowds roaming the shallows, swim in the lake, sit in the bushes. From somewhere come literally herds, as in the days Krasheninnikov. Bruins so much here I have not seen in any of the last visit!
Although would probably fit in the den, and then go on such a zoo - not for the faint of heart. And the loss reserve is obvious: The Beast with a lust bite newly constructed wooden trails for hikers and brand new helipad.
The smell of the first snow on the banks of the Kurile Lake:
We, the people here live for electric fence ...
... and bears live in freedom. Every day they come to Electrofences look at human life, bring their children. At such times, we feel the inhabitants of the zoo.
Elektrozabor makes human life is relatively safe in this bear kingdom. In animals there is no dielectric rubber footwear. Always wet feet and weight contribute to a good contact with the ground, so the electric discharge of a few thousand volts for overly curious nose always sensitive. Bruins and learn to avoid the fence is usually the first time. Feeds fence of a conventional car or motorcycle battery, which is recharged by a small solar panel. Moreover, the industry produces such fences is not to bear it "electroshepherd" Livestock:
On the Kuril Lake there are several small islands. The most famous of them - Heart Alaid. Alaid volcano itself is located in the Sea of Okhotsk, on the island of Atlasova, and his heart, according to legend of local people, is located in the middle of the Kurile Lake:
All photographers entering the lake, relieve heart Alaid:
Heart Alaid. This time with the bears:
"Traces of unseen beasts":
Monster. The area of the Kurile Lake is more than that of the famous Scottish Loch Ness. And the depth of more. But monsters inhabit smaller, today took one. But it is still growing ...
Misha and Masha - a couple of friends, the bears living near the cordon at Cape Grassy. This is a fairly large animals in their prime. I watch them every day.
Typically, adult bears, especially males - animals individualist, selfish beast. Misha same - an exception. He is very friendly to their neighbors, the instigator of all the animal merrymaking.
He was particularly friendly with Masha, a lot of the time they spend together in the rest or games. I'm pretty sure that this brother and sister
In fact, Kamchatka - the bear's place Russia. A South Kamchatka Federal Reserve - the most bearish Place Kamchatka. And the mouth of the river Hakytsin that half a kilometer from my cordon - the bear's place South Kamchatka Federal Preserve. Here bears trampled and break every square millimeter of the earth's surface. Bear kingdom:
Bears at the lake is getting smaller - berlozhnye go into space. But the fish is, then adult animals will be here until the New Year, but old males and longer.
And what do the Bears in the rain? Yes that without rain, fish and sleep. It seems they are not very damp disturbing.
By the winter ready! Matuh with cubs, yearlings:
In the last week have disappeared from the shores of the lake, almost all matuh with cubs, and many pregnant females. It is time to them in the den, minus five, snow fell every morning. Soon the lake will remain one adult males, some of them will fish until mid-January, as long as the will to go on spawning sockeye winter:
Gradually, the lake becomes a winter look. Every day raid snow squalls, but every day we see the sun shine. Great weather for photographers! But not for helicopters. We look forward to the board, which will take us all out of here, but it is not flies ...