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Hungry Bear
I was excited for the opportunity to watch the black bear forage for food for several minutes, seen here at 7700 feet along the Copper Creek Trail near Tent Meadow
May 2010


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Dow Williamsgreat opportunity...

Dow Williams

Voted 10/10

great photo...reminds me of some of the more special wildlife moments I have had as well....congrats man
Posted May 18, 2010 9:28 am

mrchad9Re: great opportunity...


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Thanks Dow! It was a great moment. I've seen bears many times but my adrenaline really got going this time. One of those times where I was torn between taking pictures and video, yet was lucky enough to get a bit of both.

And the bear just went about its business searching for food all the while.
Posted May 18, 2010 11:20 am

MarcsoltanIncredible luck...


Voted 10/10

to run into a none aggressive one. I would have been walking backwards very quietly.
Great photo op, Chad. How far away were you? It looks like you zoomed some.
Posted May 18, 2010 6:06 pm

mrchad9Re: Incredible luck...


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Oh yes- I zoomed in 3.8x, and then edited it to be vertical instead of horizontal. But it mostly isn't real sharp because of the low light- very cloudy and in the forest- the camera was giving me the stabilization warning and I was too excited to keep still.

About 60-70 feet away, well under 100 for certain. Another way to look at it, he could have caught me in a sprint in about 3 seconds. The bear looked at me before I spotted it even, and then it just went about its business.
Posted May 18, 2010 7:17 pm



Voted 10/10

a beautiful color phase. Nice pic!
Posted May 20, 2010 7:20 pm

mrchad9Re: It's


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Thanks! I was glad to be there.
Posted May 20, 2010 7:28 pm

mrchad9Re: wow


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Thank you! Give it time, and after a few weekends in Sequoia or Kings Canyon you'll see one for sure. I've run across two already this year, though this one was the far better experience.
Posted Jun 24, 2010 10:19 am

Tomek Lodowyhungry

Tomek Lodowy

Voted 10/10

he must have been very hungry, hope you kept safe distance ! great capture.

Posted Dec 11, 2010 12:21 pm

mrchad9Re: hungry


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He was, and not even the least bit interested in me either. Just walked around digging through bark for food. Thanks!

Posted Dec 12, 2010 3:06 pm

madeintahoeBeautiful Color!


Voted 10/10

I love his/her coloring..beautiful cinnamon color! I love the Bears! I have only seen one bear in the wild in all my years of hiking/backpacking and quite a few passing through our yard and in neighborhoods which is not good..should be the other way around.
Looks like that tree is a big treat for this special Bear!
Posted Dec 11, 2010 1:02 pm

mrchad9Re: Beautiful Color!


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That tree and several others. He just went from tree to tree getting what he could.

I've never seen one near Tahoe, but lots down in SEKI, always a thrill though.
Posted Dec 12, 2010 3:08 pm

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mrchad9Submitted by mrchad9
on May 18, 2010 4:24 am

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Object Title: Hungry Bear