Close up of the bear that stopped and posed for me!
Side view of the bear as he was deciding what to do, back up or move on???
I got my shots and then left him alone...he was kind enough to pose for me, I didn't want to impose on him.
This bear was walking up the hill in Cades Cove
This bear was on all fours hidden in the grass, I could just see his ears sticking up out of the tall grass...so I said to him...if you would just stand up I could get a better shot...and
bear in tall grass with wildflowers in Cades Cove
Looking at you!
You can't see me...
Resting in the grass after pulling this branch down for the berries.
Cub sleeping in a tree...don't forget to look up when in bear country!
Just waking up....
Praying bear cub
This is Laurel the bear that nipped a tourist on the toe and was euthanized shortly after.
She is a reminder to please not feed the bears or they will get used to humans and come too close and pay a huge price, as she did.