BEAR BUTT

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When I first saw this bear,I thought it had been wounded? It had what I thought was a wound on it’s rear end? I now think it is some tree bark with some pitch on it.It must of sat on some sticky bark?

YOUNGSTER

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This is a 2 to 3 year old female.

I do not name every bear,only the ones that have identifiable markings! This bear has no markings & so…… no name.

THE EYES HAVE IT!

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When you get close to a bear & look into it’s eyes,you realize how human like they are!

YOUNG FEMALE CLOSE UP

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Notice how this bears face is a tad wider around the jaw? Females have wider faces.Compare this shot close up to the one above.The one above is a male.A more slender face.

MAGGIE GIRL BEING HERSELF!

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ROMEO & JULIETTE

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Romeo is the one on top.He has a more slender head.

JULIETTE FROWNING

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Juliette really takes herself so seriously.She frowns at me all the time.

SHADES OF ROMEO

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COMMON MERGANSERS

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A SILLY BEAR

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When I first met this older female bear in Gunner inlet, she ran off! I wondered why?She came back a few minutes later & thats when I saw a recent wound above her left eye.It probably smarts like heck! She settled down eating all the sweet Spring grass.Notice how the ears are flipped back.It means she’s keeping a eye on me.

POSING WHILE CRUISING

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MAGGIE GIRL

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ROMEO & JULIETTE…….THE KING & QUEEN OF TOFINO

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SUNSET PLAYTIME

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EAGLE PINK

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MEARES ISLAND BEAR

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“LEAH” OUTSTANDING IN HER FIELD

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“LEAH” POSING

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HANGING AROUND

BEARLY PORN

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SUNSET WINDOWS

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ROMEO & JULIETTE’S EAGLEBOW

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SUNSET VIGIL

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LOOKING FOR A DATE

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A male bear was out looking for some afternoon delight but instead ended up munching away on some grass! Notice how the females ears are flipped backwards & the mouth is open.First signs of distress.It’s not mating season,so I knew he wasn’t going to be getting anything………. maybe a swipe in the face but she seemed way to polite for that.

She crossed a creek & he stayed on the other side.Whenever she grabbed a mouthful of grass,she’d always look over to make sure he was where she can see him….far away!

“LOVEY”

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This is one of the largest females I have ever seen! A real sweetheart! Looks like she was just in the ocean.The dry fur is on top of her back.

“YOU SCARED ME”!

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I scared “LOVEY” when I first found her.She was munching away in some tall grass & didn’t see me.My boat made some noise when it touched the rocks & she jolted up eyes wide open!

WATCHFUL CRUISING

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While I was with those two other bears,this guy was also in the same bay cruising northward.

NOT IN THE MOOD

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This is the female bear that wasn’t interested.She sure kept a eye on that amorous male however!

ROMEO’S CLOSEUP

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ROMEO ARRIVES

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ROMEO & JULIETTE’S SUNSET

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ROMEO’S SUNSET FLIGHT

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WATCHFUL

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As you already are aware,each person has a unique personality.We are like snow flakes,no two are alike.

This principal applies to all animals as well. I have not met this female bear before.She was constantly staring at me.Whenever I encounter this behavior I know the bear is fearful of me.So I try not to move while they are watching me. But sometimes no matter what I do,they are just too skittish & run off.Thats what she did a few seconds after I took this shot. Some bears are just very hard to get to know & are best left alone.

MOON LAUNCH

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I’ve never met this eagle before.I placed the moon to the right because I knew it would take off a few seconds after me stopping.Eagles are a skittish lot.

“SCAR’S” WATER DANCE

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“Scar” was eating away calmly when he got spooked & took off like a bat out of HELL! He almost skipped across the water like a thrown stone! Than after a few seconds,he was chewing away calmly again! I think he heard something in the forest behind him? The wind was up a bit & the forest does make sounds.

THE KING & QUEEN OF THE HARBOUR

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JULIETTE SMACKS ROMEO IN THE HEAD

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A Tofino/Loriginal Romeo Series

I collaborated with Lori Marchell on three eagle pictures.All three shots are of my feathered friend “Romeo”.Lori has brought a unique blend of realism to her canvas!
I’m sure my feathered friend would be very impressed with her efforts!
Great work Lori!

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Through the inspirational, pristine and professional photographs taken by Tofino Photography, following are Loriginal Designs oil on canvas colorful painting interpretations together with Tofino Photography’s corresponding extraordinary photography.

Both the photography and the art prints are available for purchase through Tofino Photography.  Contact the link for Tofino Photography below for more details.

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Romeo’s Sunset Rapture” by ©Tofino Photography

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Romeo’s Sunset Rapture” Oil on Canvas ©Loriginal Designs

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“A Tofino Sunset Series” by ©Tofino Photography

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“SCAR”& MY SHADOW

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“SUGAR” BEAR

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ROMEO & JULIETTE

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ROMEO

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TOFINO SUNSET

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“LEFTY’S” SALAL NECKLACE

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“Lefty” must of been eating the sweet blossoms off of a Salal bush.She got a string of flowers around her neck.She’s such a silly bear sometimes.

“GUNNER’S” OFFSPRING

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This is one of “Gunner’s” offspring.It glided silently over top while I was taking pictures of a bear down in Gunner Inlet. Maybe 2 to 3 years old?

GRASS GRAZING

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MAGGIE

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SUNSET POSING

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“GLORIA”

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I went into Gunner inlet tonight looking for bears.I found this bear almost immediately! I had enough time to take two shots before it walked slowly off into the forest.To say the least,I was very disappointed! I couldn’t figure it out?I hadn’t spooked it….than I heard grunting! I knew instantly that it was a Sow & she was talking to her cub! I could barley see movement in the bush but could still make her out. Than I saw the cub…………….& a second one as well! I couldn’t believe my luck! There was no wind so I could hear everything going on in the bushes.I waited to see if she would introduce me to her cubs? Sure enough,after 10 minutes she came back out with the two cubs trailing behind! Seeing as how I found her in Gunner,I have decided to call her “Gloria” & the cubs “Twiddle Dee” & “Twiddle Dumb”.

I followed them for over a hour & had a grand time! Watching the cubs play was special! Gloria must of already known me,she was fine with me being nearby. “Twiddle Dee” liked to climb rocks & trees,while “Twiddle Dumb” always wanted to follow his/her brother/sister & play fight.

It was one of my more rewarding shoots!

INTRODUCING “TWEEDLE DEE”

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“Tweedle Dee” was the adventurous one.He/she was always off exploring high rocks & climbing trees!

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