Pandarine's photos with the baeren

Blurry Black Bear

Blurry Black Bear
Picture taken from the moving car, because we don't even stop for bear photos anymore ;-)
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Das Bild ist aus dem fahrenden Auto aus aufgenommen. Fuer Baerenfotos halten wir inzwischen nicht mal mehr an ;-)
Added on September  1, 2007

Black Bear * Schwarzbär im Wald

Black Bear * Schwarzbär im Wald
... und einer der vielen ausgetrockneten Bäche, vom Auto aus aufgenommen.
Added on September  1, 2007

The bears are active!

The bears are active!
Warning sign on Newfound Gap
Added on August 21, 2007

Warning Signs

Warning Signs
Campsites closed due to bear activity
Added on June 29, 2007

Mama Bear

Mama Bear
We could clearly see the two markings on her ears.
Added on June 28, 2007

Bear Cub (1)

Bear Cub (1)
Those 3 cubs were adorable - but it also gave me goose bumps to see people get so very close to them! I myself preferred my looong zoom to a perfect macro of a bear cubs cute nose. Better safe than sorry!
Added on June 28, 2007

Bear Cub (2)

Bear Cub (2)
The one with the bad hair day ;-)
Added on June 28, 2007

Bear Cub (3)

Bear Cub (3)
All together we saw 5 black bears in Cades Cove that day: Daddy Bear way back in the meadow, and then Mama Bear with her 3 cubs.

It was a magical day indeed!
Added on June 28, 2007

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 min…
Added on June 28, 2007

Bear Claws

Bear Claws
I like to eat Bear Claws as a pastry, but I would not want to come in close contact with the real thing: Look at those nails - preferably in the large size! ;-)

(Contrast slightly enhanced, to show more detail)
Added on June 28, 2007

A Kodak Moment!

A Kodak Moment!
I was glad I had my camera ready!
Added on June 28, 2007

Black Bear * Schwarzbär

Black Bear * Schwarzbär
Crossing the road, right in front of us - awesome!

(Picture taken through the windshield of the stopped! car)
Added on June 28, 2007

Bear Territory!

Bear Territory!
See the claw marks on the left post?
Added on June 28, 2007

Blurry Black Bear

Blurry Black Bear
Well, what can you do, when you focus on a bird in the tree, and all of a sudden this big black head pops up right in front of you ... SURPRISE!

I sure hope this picture doesn't get any group invites or awards! ;-)))

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Added on June 27, 2007

Objects in Mirror

Objects in Mirror
... are closer than they appear!

Black Bear (1/12)
Added on June 27, 2007

Large Teddy Bear

Large Teddy Bear
Yes, he was THAT close!

And no, the Panasonic is not very good at low light pictures. This (and the following bear pictures) was taken shortly after sunset, when we were leaving Clingmans Dome.

Here you have a good size comparison. We think this was a t…
Added on June 27, 2007

Smile, you're on Candid Camera! :-)

Smile, you're on Candid Camera! :-)
Black Bear (4/12)
Added on June 27, 2007

Look at those Claws!

Look at those Claws!
I would *not* want to get in close contact with them!

Black Bear (3/12)
Added on June 27, 2007