Description It was about 7PM, a good time to be at the platform since the day visitors were gone. Given variables such as lousy weather, limited time on the platform, no fish, etc., I don't think I could have captured this shot much better. The shot is one of those shots that visitors who come to Katmai have on their minds.
Life, death, one can get philosophical about this scene. Sure we cheered when bears caught the fish but the flip side were also the brutal deaths, which reminded me of the time of the Roman Colosseum. The fish will continue to do what they are programmed to do. Bears, almost at the top of the food chain, will do what they have to do. It's a painful and short death. "Blackened is the end."
Thai Ta, Silicon Valley Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement Howdy! My name is Thai Ta. I live in the Bay Area. I enjoy photographing the natural beauty that Mother Nature offers. I mainly shoot landscape photos in the Western US and Canada, particularly Yosemite as it's my favorite place on Earth. I have also been known to make friends with hummingbirds. You can find a lot more of my photos by visiting my Flickr site. Please let me know if there are photos at Flickr you are interested in and cannot find it here.