Bear Hug!

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I'm not patient enough to be a great wildlife photographer, but this moment was too precious not to share! The babies had just climbed down from the tree and were hungry. After the hug and a kiss she nursed them and then set off taching them how to find food themselves. It was remarkable watching their interactions. Incidentally, all three of these are california black bears even though only one is black.

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  1. Xavier Donat 74 months ago | reply

    oh oh oh I can't believe you could do this picture!!!

  2. juboo97 74 months ago | reply

    how cuteee

  3. Daddy's girl 73 months ago | reply

    That is a very cool pic.

  4. **LEILA*** 72 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The earth biggest Zoo, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. A.W. Photography 72 months ago | reply


    Please concider joining and adding this animal photo to:
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  6. N.Khodaie 72 months ago | reply

    I am tired of writing comments but this one worth it. Nice Great Excellent shot. Impressive.

  7. -Valérie- 70 months ago | reply

    Great catch!

  8. Pablo Tocagni 69 months ago | reply

    Excelente foto, bravo

  9. melcir.meri 65 months ago | reply

    Laura my friend, such a Beautiful festive image!! ~ Save the forests for bears!!
    Instead, pot small firs to raise as festive family friends!!
    They live to give years of festive-season indoor home-decorating!!
    In summer they dwell outdoors, but return annually to be redecorated.
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  10. just_ginge2007 65 months ago | reply

    nothing like a great big bear hug. Nice capture

  11. MiikkaIlmari 62 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Gold Collection ~ Invited photos (post 1, comment 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!
    My all time Flickr Fave...

  12. FLSmith 60 months ago | reply

    this is amazing...and you're very brave! gulp

  13. Threeboy 58 months ago | reply

    Hey hey, we used your awesome photo here:

    www.truenuff.com/blog/blog_post.php?blog_id=88133

    We've given you credit and linked you back - if this is out-of-line with your CC license please give us a shout and we'll take it down.

    Thanks for the great photo!

  14. aleckday 54 months ago | reply

    Hello,
    I am interested in licensing some of your photos for some souvenir products that I make, and also for souvenir penny machines that I build. If this is something you would be interested in please call me at 303 494 5022 or email aleckday@gmail.com
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  15. paxson48 40 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot!

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