Going back to early September of last year for these pics in an attempt to mix things up a bit from the usual subjects I photograph and share during the winter. A few bears had moved down to lower elevations in the early fall into unusually public locations. They were highly motivated to fatten up before hibernation and the forage at higher altitude wasn’t sufficient. This provided a couple of cool photo ops that I had to take advantage of. This particular bear had climbed quite high into an oak tree to reach the available acorns near the top. It was pretty amazing to watch just how agile it could be without much to stand on. The bear was a long ways across the South Platte River so these pics are very cropped and not as nice as I would like but still fun to see and share.
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