The First Encounter

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I wiped my eyes twice to make sure I wasn't dreaming. They were there.

After 7 days of glaring at the pure white landscape searching for them through the uneven icy and snowy terrain, I confessed I had a little doubt that I might not see them at all in this trip. We rarely saw any tracks, and couldn't find any active dens. ​

But life always gave you surprises when you least expected it.​

They were on the move. I jumped out from the snowcoach. There was no time to set up the tripod. My eye glasses was quickly frozen. I kneeled down on the snow and fired a few shots.

The scene in front of me took my breath away. I couldn't speak. I couldn't breathe. ​Heart full of gratefulness.

This is the holy grail of wildlife encounter. ​

Canon 1DX, Canon 600mm f/4, f/5.6, 1/2000s, ISO 800, handheld.

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