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Bears in the Wild
« on: July 03, 2014, 12:54:42 PM »
Any pictures of wild bears? I'll post a few. My brother-in-law and I were down in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada, a couple of weeks ago looking for bears to photograph. We encountered ten. No grizzles, just black bears.
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 12:56:20 PM »
Black bear sow with two cubs. Yes, I know it's brown but...

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2014, 01:05:14 PM »
Black bear sow

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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2014, 01:06:40 PM »
Another black bear sow; this time she's really black.

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2014, 01:08:03 PM »
Black bear boar and sow during breeding season.

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2014, 01:09:47 PM »
I've posted this elsewhere but it fits here obviously. A black bear cub from this year checking out the environment.

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2014, 03:27:20 PM »
A black bear sow and two second or third year cubs on a mountainside.

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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2014, 03:33:02 PM »
Very nice series dpc.

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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2014, 03:41:57 PM »
very nice, where abouts were you?

might as well show mine off again, i'll try again this year but i expect to never get another fishing bear pic in my life.


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Re: Bears in the Wild
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 04:23:59 PM »
Any pictures of wild bears? I'll post a few. My brother-in-law and I were down in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada, a couple of weeks ago looking for bears to photograph. We encountered ten. No grizzles, just black bears.

National parks advertise the minimum safe distance to wild bears as 100 yards.

How close were you?

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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 05:14:02 PM »
dpc, the photos are great, and the one of the young cub on its hindquarters sniffing the air is too cute for words.

I have never seen bears in the wild, but as they (black bears) have been reintroduced to Arkansas and are starting to show up regularly in Southern Missouri, I have for the first time actually gotten a bear keg..............because what are we photographers doing around the end of the day? Golden and blue hours! Finding the "right" tree or tree pair and doing the PCT bag hang in the pitch dark is not my idea of fun. Rangers are now recommending bear precautions for the first time in our state MO.

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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 06:33:58 PM »
these were taken in northern quebec
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Re: Bears in the Wild
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2014, 08:08:29 PM »
Any pictures of wild bears? I'll post a few. My brother-in-law and I were down in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada, a couple of weeks ago looking for bears to photograph. We encountered ten. No grizzles, just black bears.

National parks advertise the minimum safe distance to wild bears as 100 yards.

How close were you?

10 yards/10,000 salmon. he was startled by the shutter sound a couple times and booked it back into the trees to hide his fish, in case i got hungry and came and took it i guess. grizzlies =/= blackies


i love how the light plays off the brown fur and makes a million shades of brown. around here we only get black ones, not brown. (we call those bruins not sure if its correct though) the black is very hard to get any detail in the sun.

sedwards that bear is a monster! ive never seen one so big.
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2014, 08:20:51 PM »
very nice, where abouts were you?

might as well show mine off again, i'll try again this year but i expect to never get another fishing bear pic in my life.


Thanks! Nice shots. We were in Waterton National Park in south-western Alberta.

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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2014, 08:22:04 PM »
these were taken in northern quebec
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Nice shots of bruin.

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