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Date taken12-Aug-09 17:26
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Focal length16 mm
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When we first met our guide Buck Wilde...

When we first met our guide Buck Wilde...

he was wearing a faux bearskin jacket and flip flops. Buck is soft-spoken and slight of build but don't let that fool you... unlike most guides Buck walks among the grizzly bears without any weapons. Guns are forbidden in the national parks but most guides carry pepper spray and flares. But not Buck Wilde. After talking to Buck for a day I was convinced that he is one of the nicest guys I have ever met. Also one of the toughest.

Here's what David Attenborough said about Buck Wilde:

"Most people avoid the risk of a grizzly encounter. Not Buck Wilde.
We've come to Alaska to meet this man. He is The Bear Whisperer."