Black Bear on Grinnell Glacier Trail, Glacier National Park, Montana

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Hiking Grinnell Glacier Trail with my family we came across this Black Bear just below the trail eating berries.

The Black Bear color ranges from black to light blonde. Cinnamon coloured Black Bears are quite common in the western US.

Black Bears have large pointed ears. Grizzly bears ears are short and rounded. Grizzly Bears also have a shoulder hump. Black Bears do not.

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Comments (47)

Doug Best on March 2, 2013

Hi wandering gael,

Thank you for your kind comments and Like!

Agree you don't want to be too close!

Friendly Greetings from Ohio, Doug

Nenad Obradovic on March 2, 2013

Very nice photo L+F

Doug Best on March 2, 2013

Hi Nenad Obr,

Thank you very much for the kind comment, L + F!

Greetings and Best Regards, Doug

Doug Best on March 10, 2013



Thank you for your kind comments and Like for our Black Bear!

Greetings and Best Wishes from Ohio, Doug

James Bian No to Go… on March 19, 2013

Lovely portrait. Like

Nadia Kushnir on April 12, 2013


MarekEwjanStachowski on October 13, 2013

splendid shot → I like this picture

greetings from Poland → Marek-Ewjan :)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 27, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Doug Best
    • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
    • Taken on 2009/07/15 04:30:04
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 145.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash