Black Bear Cub

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© Donald Garrett
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This black bear cub was playing around in the trees too much. His mother was sitting at the base of the tree, grunting for him to come down. This shot was taken at 300mm on a dark, rainy day at Mendenhall Glacier, near Juneau, Alaska.

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  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    Great timing! Well done.

  • Charles

    Charles (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    Just like a kid to behave this way. I have yet to even get a shot at a bear in the wild. You did an excellent job under tough lighting conditions.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    Awww....great capture, Don! I agree with Charles---typical kid!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    This is a great shot and the lighting was very difficult!! I would just love to see a wild bear once!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   said (11 Aug 2009):

    This image has been greatly processed through Photoshop Elements 7 or you would be seeing virtually nothing. It was a really black and rainy day and I was shooting straight into dark trees. :-)

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    Good job, Don! He is so cute!

  • Klaus Girk

    Klaus Girk (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    Fantastic Donald. We just had a lady in southwest Colorado near Durango that was killed by a bear, though she had been warned by the Division of Wildlife to stop. She failed to do so and a 400 pound male killed her.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    Oh what a cutie....you are so lucky to capture this

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    Great shot, Don! We saw very little wildlife when in AK other than whales, eagles, and salmon. There were a few sea lions. Excellent capture.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    aaawww how cute.... what a treat to see them in the wild!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    Great shot! You were brave to get that close to a cub while the mother bear was at the base of the tree...They are very protective of their young...Some years ago I almost got attacked by a mother raccoon at the homeplace of my folks when I went outside the door to take pictures of this mother and her family...She chased me to the house and was at my heels when I almost shut the door on her nose! I am not sure what would have happened if she caught up with me:) Then the picture did not turn out after all that trouble.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    What a treat this is to see him in the wild...lucky little bear..

  • JS Daniel

    JS Daniel gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Wow!! NIce shot!!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    WOW!! Great shot Don, even with the difficulty in lighting!!!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    How lucky you were to catch this, Don!!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Precious shot! You did a great job of capturing the little cub so we could enjoy the shot! The bears I saw in Alaska were too far away to photograph. Nice job!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (13 Aug 2009):

    Adorable.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (13 Aug 2009):

    amazing capture Don, love it!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    Wonderful shot of a 'kid being a kid'. Super work in getting it to a viewable form.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    Great shot! Good thing you were using a 300mm lens.

  • Jacquie Gibson

    Jacquie Gibson (Deleted) gave props (30 Dec 2009):

    An amazing thing to see.

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