Another for Throwback Thursday… Taken July 11, 2007 in Yellowstone National Park. This little one was curious about the people but also making sure not to stray too far from its sibling and mama.
Taken two weeks ago in Yellowstone National Park just north of the infamous Old Faithful geyser. On our way to a spot on the east side of the park that supposedly was a hot spot for bears (it turned out not to be), we came across this beast in the forest not too far off of the road.
Shooting into the early morning sun low on the horizon and it causing long, dark shadows in the forest presented a less than ideal picture taking opportunity. The images came out ‘just okay’ but this was the first time I have seen Ursus arctos horribilis in the wild so I was pretty happy anyway.
Sometimes it is more about the experience than the picture.
“Well hello there!” A black bear walks through the brush toward me in Yellowstone National Park last week. Thanks to a zoom lens it wasn’t as close as it might appear in the photo but I did cautiously back up just to give it a wide berth. I was lucky enough to watch this beautiful creature for 20 minutes or so as it walked around the forest looking for breakfast in the Tower Falls area of the park.
It has been seven years since this picture was taken in Yellowstone and I will be heading back next week and throwing in some time in the Tetons. I am very much looking forward to trying to find more bears and hopefully some raptors.
Full disclosure: This image was actually taken by my wife with a point-and-shoot superzoom. I was having technical difficulty with my DSLR that day (operator error really but I will deny it if asked). Ha!