Derek Nielsen Photography

The Legend Of 399



Grand Teton National Park 2020


Grizzly bear 399 is possibly the most famous grizzly bear in the world but certainly in Grand Teton National Park. She is known to roam the area from Jackson up to the border of Yellowstone National Park. She has produced multiple generations of offspring, and in the spring of 2020, she was seen with four new cubs setting the social media world on fire. When I first spotted this survival expert, she was in a clearing causing one of the largest bear jams I have ever seen. I exited my vehicle by the rangers, set up my tripod with a 600mm lens, and captured this photo of her looking ragged but majestic. I only stayed for a short time wanting to give her space. She truly is a special bear who has figured out how to coexist with humans all around her. Limited edition fine art print of 6. Photo © copyright Derek Nielsen Photography.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 48 × 3 × 32 in
Print Edition

Artist Proof, Limited Edition Print

Print Finish

Fine Art Photographic Print, Framed Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic, Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic

Print Size

16×24, 24×36, 32×48, 40×60