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The Legacy of Grizzly 399

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Grizzly 399 is arguably the most famous grizzly bear in the world. For the past 10 years, she has delighted visitors to Grand Teton National Park with her frequent appearances along the roadside in the general vicinity of the Oxbow Bend of the Snake River. I began following her with my camera about 10 years ago, when perhaps only a dozen other photographers were doing the same in April and May — the months when bears are most visible. In the intervening years, the number of photographers following 399, her offspring and other roadside park bears has grown to perhaps 40 or 50. Read the rest...