Interesting Photo of the Day: Miss Alaska in Her Native Element

Much to his delight, Norwegian nature photographer and photojournalist Olav Thokle stumbled upon the opportunity of a lifetime when he had the chance to photograph the radiant Miss Alaska herself in a private modeling session. Thokle created many unique and beautiful images during the shoot, including the lovely shot below:

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“Miss Alaska” by Olav Thokle (Via 500px. Click to see full size.)

Stunning, isn’t she?

Miss Alaska is an 18-month old brown bear who enjoys taking long walks through the Alaskan wilderness, eating delicious salmon fillets, and lounging on the beach. Despite bears’ reputation for ferocity and violence, Miss Alaska’s relaxed demeanor shows that bears can be just as laid back and lazy as the rest of us. Indeed, Thokle writes that Miss Alaska twisted and turned, threw her legs and paws into the air, and even covered her eyes at one point in her quest to get comfortable for a nap during the shoot.

Olav Thokle hails from Volda, Norway, where he spends his days photographing local wildlife and documenting Norway’s maritime heritage. “Miss Alaska” was created at Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, with a Nikon D800 at 150mm, 1/100 of a second, f/11, and ISO 200.

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