Man Killed While Photographing Grizzly

August 31st, 2012 by Clay Cook

Grizzly Bear

This past Friday, a San Diego photographer was mauled and killed while trekking through Denali National Park. The scene of the attack, a 200 square mile division of Alaska’s backcountry remains closed, this is the first known fatal attack in the park’s history.  Richard White was backpacking by himself, and stood about 50-100 yards from the 6oo-pound bear as he snapped the shutter.

“The photographs in the recovered camera show the bear grazing and not acting aggressively. Spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin said the bear did not even appear aware of the hiker until the final photos, which show the animal looking toward the camera.”

Read the full story: Fox News

Photo by customer Jason Holzworth



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