Wow, I was sitting in my Jeep after waiting for hourss, with everyone else for these little guys to come down. MOM brought them out right beside my jeep. “Window shot”. I could not get my lens changed to get photos. So i took this photo out my window with my 300. All the others where so close they didn’t come out so great…. but loved it and they crossed the street and gone.
We sat alongside the road for a couple hours joking with others and a very friendly ranger waiting for a pair of cubs to wake up from their nap high in a tree, as soon as Mom plopped down at the base of the tree to also take a nap the cubs took that as a cue to come down and grabbed some lunch so Mom only got about a minute and a half nap.
The wait was worth it, the look on Moms face was priceless.May 2012 Nursing Cubs by cobalt_creek, on Flickr
Great shots, everyone! Here’s a behavior sequence that I took on June 20th of the Slough Creek black sow and cub. I spotted them across the creek at 9:41am and watched the two of them until 11:36am. No one was around so I just sat on a log and watched the cub play and nurse and then climb a tree for a 1-1/2 hour nap (must have been a long night ). Mama was napping, too, at the base of the tree but always kept one eye open. Knowing that, what goes up must come down, I hung around and got shots of the cub’s descent and the family’s departure from the area.MOTHERLY LOVE…the cub was nursing at 9:41am. At 10:02am the cub went up the the tree for a nap. IMG_5748E by bigskywild, on FlickrNAP TIME IS OVER, KIDDO…COME ON DOWN! 11:28am IMG_5768E by bigskywild, on FlickrCHECKING THE AREA FOR PREDATORS The sow walked the area to make sure it was safe for her cub. IMG_5775E by bigskywild, on FlickrWAIT UP, MOM! GOSH, THAT’S A LONG WAY DOWN! 11:35am IMG_5776E by bigskywild, on Flickr
ALMOST THERE The cub looks down to see how far it still had to go, to get down to the ground. IMG_5785E by bigskywild, on Flickr
Finally Bear Friday! This is my Cub Creek/Stop Light Bear. Not a great picture but I am thrilled we got to see him or her??? Got him/her on video but you will have to wait for that. Can anyone tell me anything about my bear? The picture was from the road side. I had to crop and zoom.
Great pictures, everyone!Paula, how fun that you got to spend so much time with the bears without any interruptions!Tim, 610 looks so young in that picture. The wet look must be flattering! My contribution is of the Hayden Valley Sow swimming the river with her darker colored cub last fall.[url][url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/heidipinkerton/7851873982/][/url] Hayden Valley Sow & Dark Cub by Heidi Pinkerton – Root River Photography, on Flickr[/url]
OzarkMomma wrote:My bear looks kind of scraggaly compared to the other bear pictures. Does it look healthy to you? I forgot to say it was taken July 25th.
OzarkMomma, I personally do not recognize your bear from the picture you posted. How fun to see it though!!! The scraggaly-ness may just be from it shedding its winter coat. I’d be interested in hearing what others know too!