A little Too close for comfort..
Although this photo was shot with a long lens, Rupert is still much closer than desired. Never showing any signs of menace or aggression, like Winnie the spirit bear, it seems he wants to join the party. Our seasoned guide Krista, a First Nation woman who has been guiding for years, reminds us to remain still, quiet and low among the grass. As Rupert ventures even closer, Krista begins talking to him in low tones and taps on her plastic first aid case, sending him away. Maybe I'm just anthropomophizing, but his expression in this image, to me, portrays a bit of sadness and resignation that he must leave.