The grizzly bear stares at the camera with a look that appears ominous in the last photograph snapped by Richard White just before the animal mauled him to death in Alaska’s Denali National Park.
The photo is among 26 snapshots of the male bear taken in an eight-minute time frame by the 49-year-old San Diego backpacker Friday afternoon. National Park Service investigators are scrutinizing the images, hoping to gain a better understanding of the attack as well as confirm estimates based on the photos that the bear was between 40 and 50 yards from White.
“Definitely way too close,” chief park ranger Pete Webster said on Monday.
Yup, this chump spies a bear. But instead of legging it, he gets up close to take some snaps. Unfortunately he looked too much like a pic-a-nic basket and got chomped. Hehehe chomped chump.