Posted on 06/28/2007

Photo taken on May 30, 2007

1/200 f/4.0 7.4 mm ISO 100

Panasonic DMC-FZ50

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Black Bears

Black Bears
... and the safest way to take photos of them!

Rest assured: I did NOT walk out in the meadow to take the pictures of the bears. As you can see here, they were taken from the relative secure inside of my car, even with the windows rolled up!

About a minute before, Mama Bear had given a very stern warning to one of the photographers who had gotten out of their cars and went really close to the cubs - way TOO close! As you can see, 2 of the cubs then immediately ran towards the far tree, and the other bears slowly followed, being annoyed by those people.

Some excited tourist have a tendency to forget that these are WILD animals - and every once in a while, someone is attacked by a bear, especially by a female protecting her cubs. Not me: I want to be able to take many more pictures of them in the years to come! ;-)

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LOL @ anlegenotiz....
aber auch ein klasse bild!

sehr schön, die bärlein. :-)
10 years ago.
Pandarine has replied to limone
Das waere auch was fuer dich, die so in freier Wildbahn zu erleben!
10 years ago.
limone has replied to Pandarine
ooooh ja!! als wir damals in usa waren, haben wir leider keine bärlein gesehen...
10 years ago.
Pandarine has replied to limone
Das glaub ich gerne. Selbst hier, wo so viele sind, sieht man sie eher selten. Aber da wir verhaeltnismaessig oft da sind, und inzwischen auch die Reviere ganz gut kennen, bekomm ich jetzt doch schon oefter mal welche vor die Linse.
10 years ago.
Illo Jütte
Illo Jütte
Die sehen hier aus wie ein Trupp SEK-Polizisten, die ein Wiesengrundstück durchforsten nach Indizien....:-))
10 years ago.
Pandarine has replied to Illo Jütte
Geforstet haben die ja auch ;-)
10 years ago.