The American black bear (Ursus americanus).
Mother and cub on Vancouver Island.
I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.
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16 thoughts on “Almost A Black and White Sunday”
Glad you’re not on the beach with them!
Not a beach you can access unless you use a boat, and there is no way I’d be landing on the shore anywhere around that area!
Neither will I. Scary things bears.
How lucky you were to see a mama and baby. We saw a grizzly and two cubs, but not close up.
We weren’t very close either, but I suppose the boats can cause the bears to hide in the forest area if too close.
That’s a wonderful sighting Jude. Is there more to the story?
A bit of rough play methinks! 😃😃
I think she was keeping an eye on him as there were two cubs and they tended to wander off.
How fabulous, I assume you were zooming 🙂
As much as I could with a bridge camera at the time. Wasn’t nearly close enough for decent pictures, but it was a lovely experience.
It’s a shame they are dangerous, as they are so cute to see.
Mind you, given how many were killed by hunters, it’s small wonder they are wary.
Best wishes, Pete. x
I must admit to being a little nervous when walking some of the trails and seeing notices about bears in the area. But wonderful to see them in their natural habitat.
It must have been exciting to see this pair. And from a safe vantage point, too. 🙂
It was. You never know what you are going to see on one of these types of tours.
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