He barely noticed us anyway. We certainly noticed him! This big grizzly came up over the edge of the canyon very close to where we were sitting much to the surprise of all. Fortunately he was not offended by our presence and sauntered casually by. Locking eyes with a grizzly this close definitely makes a strong impression. I remember how long and golden tipped his thick coat was, ruffling in the breeze. I've painted him at a much safer distance since I don't have any bear spray here in the studio.