Each animal has a unique personality. You can see that at work in a dogs litter. Each of the pups are different but look the roughly the same.
Most bears are accepting of my company……..a few do not want ANY animal around them at all!
Thats whats going on with this bear. For lack of a better description,I’m calling it “Scaredy Cat”.
I can’t get within 500 meters of this very shy bruin!
Oh well,I understand…..each to his or her own.
This cub is not familiar with me yet. It’s brother/sister & mother is,but this one is suspicious.
About the worst thing I can do when it or any animal is looking straight at me…………..is move!
As soon as I move,they know I’m a animal & get scared!
So I try not to move,but sometimes with the wind blowing me out of position,It’s very hard not to move! It’s usually during these moments when I’m poling or paddling (not with camera in hand) that the bear I’m photographing will look at me! Either spooking it or not getting the shot I was waiting for. Oh,btw……….you only take shots of animals when their looking at you or when you can clearing see at least one eye.
So,this cub was watching intently to see if I was going to move??
This is the largest bear out there. He is older,so moves much slower as well.
I was shocked to see one of my little bear friends injured today! She’s a very timid girl & wouldn’t hurt a fly. She wouldn’t of engaged in a fight. She’s too small anyways! She must of turned to run & the attacker got her left hind quarter with a powerful swipe! The wound is large & recent!
She was walking away from me when I saw the wound. I spoke up & said I was sorry to see her being hurt. I put my hand out to her in sympathy while talking to her,she turned & began to walk towards me as if to come see me.
She must be in terrible pain. I wish I could help her,but she will survive. She has her age on her side!
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