Originally Posted by WT Sharpe
Interesting tidbit: There's even a Snopes link
for that one! Seems a lot of people have been forwarding the false story that this picture was the last ever taken by Japanese-born nature photographer Michio Hoshino. Hoshino did in fact die after being mauled by a bear in 1996, but not this one. According to Snopes, this photo was deliberately staged for a "last-photo hoax" contest.
I had no knowledge of the photographer or the tragic circumstances in which he died. After reading the above, I would appreciate if you would delete my post as I feel it is inappropriate. (The rofl)