Yosemite black bear

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    This is my second black bear encounter in Yosemite in the last two weeks. This time it was much more close and personal. This handsome young bear (not a cub though!) was curious about us and did not seem to be afraid at all. Before we realized, it walked right to our group. After some jumping around the boulders it leaped to the nearby tree and quickly climbed up 20 feet in about 5 seconds. Amazing creatures! We ended up chasing it off so hopefully it stays away from humans in the future.

    Fenners1984, roclwyr, sketchySteven, and 117 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. encouragement 108 months ago | reply

      mlog, welcome to California Wildlife Group. Awesome first entry. I'm loving the texture, composition, color and DoF in this. We look forward to seeing more of your work!

    2. Kerstin Langenberger 108 months ago | reply

      I envy you for this meeting and photograph! It's just great!

    3. satosphere 108 months ago | reply

      Great shot. Does seem like a good experience.
      My only knowledge of bears are limited to zoos unfortunately.

    4. CountryDreaming 107 months ago | reply

      Looks like Smokey the Bear. :-)

    5. LAKAN346 107 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot... By the way, i'm glad you didn't get MAULED...

    6. dshearer 107 months ago | reply

      Perfect. Great comp. You were quick on the draw. In fact, it's one of the finest wildlife shots I've seen on Flickr.

    7. pendeho 106 months ago | reply

      This great. I wish I was so luck to see one that is not running across the road when I am at Yosemite.

    8. lazybeagle 100 months ago | reply

      Im a Flickr addict and Ive never come across your photostream before. I feel like Ive missed out. Love this and just about every other pic you have - gorgeous!

    9. David M Hogan 97 months ago | reply

      great colors and exposure in this shot. Cute bear

    10. MacSmiley 86 months ago | reply

      Love the framing and composition of this shot! Bears look so cuddly, but it's important to realize they are still wild animals!

      Congratulations! I've posted this photo to my tumblelog!

    11. calippooo78 78 months ago | reply

      Veramente simpatica!!

    12. Amicus Telemarkorum 77 months ago | reply

      wow great color in this one, Thanks!

    13. Amicus Telemarkorum 77 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Yosemite Bear Project, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. tschaus 77 months ago | reply

      incredible shot! great composition and color.

    15. orangeresearch 71 months ago | reply

      what a great opportunity... the image looks excellent

    16. Arth Wen Photography and Imagery. 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr Global (Your Best Photographs)., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. VisualValor 48 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot

    18. Pinzillacchera 46 months ago | reply

      You, superlucky! Great!

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