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#52weeksofnature Photo Contest Week 31 Winner

The winner of Week 31 of our #52weeksofnature photo contest is Bobby Buck (@bobbybuck_). Sometimes magical moments in nature happen when you are least expecting it. Bobby has won a $100 gift code to hippytree.com and we are donating an additional $100 to the Surfrider Foundation in his name. Learn more about Bobby below.

Where was the image shot?
Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada.

What camera did you use and what were the settings?
Camera: Canon Rebel T6i
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200

Was there any special preparation required to capture the photo?
No special preparation. We were just driving down the road early in the morning when we stumbled across the mother grizzly bear with her cub who happened to cross the road and give a little pose.

How long have you been shooting?
I am currently 18, have only been shooting for about 4 years, and still learning a lot.

What's your favorite subject matter to shoot?
My favorite subject matter is our wildlife here in Canada as it is so diverse from coast to coast.

Do you shoot with a crew or shoot solo?
I’m usually shooting with my dad, who taught me everything I know about photography, and my mom who shares the same passion for the outdoors and it’s wildlife.

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