Black Bear tearing into a downed log to get at termites, Lake Helene, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Comments (4)

Madame X on February 18, 2012

Querido Richard,

¡Por fin veo a tu oso!

Parece que está ajeno a todo, a la presencia humana. Dan ganas de acercarse, aunque con cuidado :-).

Un fuerte abrazo y que pases un buen fin de semana,


Richard Ryer on February 23, 2012

Greetings Esther, The urge to get closer was definitely there, but the camera has a zoom, so why walk. We need to let the wildlife have their space. The bear walked past me, what seemed to only be 15 or 20 feet, and didn't even pay attention. So I had to give her the same respect. If you look closely you can see she has a collar and is being tracked by the park service to learn her habits. They say she is a good bear :-) Cheers, Rich

Bezigrajcanka on September 8, 2014

Thank you for your like and comment. LF for this beautiful (and also injustfully neglected) picture of black bear. Slovenia is a bear country so it's easy and dangerous to meet some especially a mother with cubs. We've even printed a special brochure what to do in such circumstances.

Best regards Nada BN, Slovenia

Richard Ryer on September 8, 2014

Greetings Nada, Thanks for the visit and the comments. The bear surprised us as he was walking next to the trail going the opposite direction. He did not pay any attention to us at all. So we were able to get a couple of shot. Take care and have a great day. Cheers, Rich

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 4, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Hewlett-Packard HP PhotoSmart C945 (V01.40)
    • Taken on 2005/07/31 06:59:03
    • Exposure: 0.017s
    • Focal Length: 61.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO157
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash