Here are some images from this past month from the Alaska Peninsula. In the past few years, I have learned to get more excited about photographing bears in backlight, than the traditional frontlight. In other words, having the subject between you and a sunrise or sunset can create a moody shot that I often prefer. The bear is in shadow, but in these light condiitons, if you exposed for the bear to show detail, the background would be terribly overexposed. I shot these images on Aperture Priority or AV mode, evaluative metering, and exposure compensation was -1. My shutter speed was 1/2500, f-sop (aperture) 11, and ISO 400.