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Florida Black Bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) | by Paul Hueber
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Florida Black Bear (Ursus americanus floridanus)

It's not very often that I get to see a Black Bear in the wild. Last week I saw two within an hour of each other at Lake Lotus Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida. This 2 year old was in the woods foraging for food. It had just walked through a spider web that was covered with leaves and Spanish Moss. We were up on a boardwalk about four feet off the ground. It was wary of us but it still came within a few feet of us at one point.

 

The light was difficult. Mostly deep shade with a few light beams coming through the canopy. I tried to even out the contrast a bit in PS. This was handheld at 1/30 second. More below.

 

Central Florida

 

Canon Rebel XSi and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

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Taken on May 20, 2012