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    A photo of a Black Bear, taken in the Radium area on May 12th. Will be away all day, botanizing the permafrost top of a mountain way, way south of the city : ) See you later.

    The following is being added next day, on July 6th, as I barely had time to just post my photos yesterday morning, rushing out to a meeting place for a day trip to Plateau Mountain. This is the description I had added to a previously posted Bear photo, taken on the same day.

    "May 12th was a wonderful (17 hour!) day of scenery and bears, thanks to good friends Cathy and Terry, who so kindly invited me along with them! We even spent some of the time in B.C. (British Columbia), the next province to our west, and were so lucky to see six bears in total. Our first Bear was a Black Bear that looked rather like a huge rock in the distance. The second sighting was an adult Cinnamon Bear, after which we saw this adult Black Bear. The final sighting was a beautiful family of Mum with her two cubs. One of these little ones was a black Black Bear and the other a Cinnamon Black Bear, which you don't see very often. It was good to see that none of the Bears approached cars, hoping for food. They quietly went about their feeding, for the most part without even lifting their eyes from the ground. The usual "thoughtless" people were there, too, getting out of their cars and approaching, so that they could get closer photos. Of course, the cubs were so cute, but all these Bears are wild and wildlife tends to be unpredictable. You really would think that people could keep this in mind and not approach, but stay safely in their cars - and give the animals plenty of space and respect. The weather was so good that day, but the sun was very harsh and played havoc with my images. However, I will pick out a few of the "better" ones and gradually post them. Thanks SO much, Cathy and Terry, for such an amazing day out - it was so much fun, and I can't thank you enough for giving me the chance to see (and photograph) these wild animals that were so busy going about their lives. Perhaps I should add that I used full zoom (32x) for my photos, lol!!! Another thing I'll add is that I only remember ever seeing one Bear before and that must have been 30 or 32 years ago!"

    snowinglightly, RMIngramPhotos.com, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. NavjotSingh 68 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot. Must be nice to see one out in the open.

    2. cobby31 . 68 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture Anne, and how nice for you to see one.

    3. Herzkasper [ mostly off ] [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Still looking a bit tired. :-)
      Beautiful sight!

    4. Bibi Paradise (in and out) 68 months ago | reply

      wow, it is a nice shot with real experience!

    5. jimgspokane 68 months ago | reply

      This is a good shot!!!

    6. snowinglightly 68 months ago | reply

      LOL! You seem to have the same nonchalance about photographing a BEAR as we here in the midwest have about photographing squirrels or bunny rabbits!!
      If we go somewhere where we see a bear (much less close enough to photograph it!) we are excited about it all day. For people who live there, it just seems like, "Oh look. Another bear. Now what else is there to look at?" ;-)

    7. George Dixon 68 months ago | reply

      Great shot. Enjoy that rarified mountain air

    8. LAP75 68 months ago | reply

      Anne, such a great capture of this Black Bear!!

    9. RMIngramPhotos.com 68 months ago | reply

      Great capture. This is the time when they are most dangerous. They are hungry, and sows have cubs nearby. Never underestimate a bear. Nice sighting.

    10. Meremail 68 months ago | reply

      Si I guess he is feeling a bit peckish? Permafrost = freezing, doesn't it?

    11. LeapFrog (Art) 68 months ago | reply

      Radium is a lovely area ... haha, it even looks a bit groggy from all that sleep ... time for some food, I guess ... well taken!!

    12. Janet 59 68 months ago | reply

      I bet he was hungry!

    13. Cats 99 68 months ago | reply

      Great shot of him! I have been watching for bears (and mountain lions, and snakes) here in the Okanagan, and have so far been not able to find any of those. Plenty of other interesting creatures and birds here though.

    14. annkelliott 68 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much for stopping by, everyone!

      snowinglightly - I had to post and run yesterday morning, when I added this bear photo. I have now added a description and you'll see why I smiled when I read your comment, lol!

    15. Don Delaney 67 months ago | reply

      Lovely capture!

    16. Ms. Magoo 67 months ago | reply

      This is fabulous:)

    17. Ms. Magoo 67 months ago | reply

      My Hat's Off to You!!
      Very Well Done!!


      Outstanding!!

    18. John Mac Giolla Phádraig Leisen 67 months ago | reply

      Your lovely shot was seen in
      www.flickr.com/groups/anykindofwildlife/

      Please feel free to comment on others in the group.

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