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!
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.
“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.
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!
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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“Eagle Eclipse” by ©Tofino Photography
“Eagle Eclipse” Oil on Canvas by ©Loriginal Designs
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!
I originally thought this bear had it’s eye injured by another bear.After thinking a little more about this shot,I’ve come to a different conclusion.
If this bear had been swiped in the eye by another bear,surly some of the surrounding eye flesh would of been injured as well. After a wound heals,you can see scar tissue.
I see no scar tissue on this bear.So my only conclusion is that this condition must be from a disease?The right socket looks like the flesh is puckering.If this bear can still see through this eye,surely it cannot see very much?
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