A quick look back from a bear

Driving up to the Highwood Pass in Kananaskis this black bear ran across the road a few hundred yards ahead of me.  I pulled up where it had climbed the bank and saw it looking at me from the forest’s edge.  A quick look and then it ran into the woods.

That reminded me of a slightly longer encounter I had in the spring near Radium with another black bear.  The dandelions that spring up in thick carpets on the roadside fields draw the bears and this one was not deterred by a steady downpour.

The wet fur provided a great sheen and defined the coat well.

 

On the same trip through the Kootenay National Park in early June, I saw a second black bear grazing in another meadow.  This one was a beautiful ginger colour – really beautiful.  I’m hoping to get back into the mountains to enjoy the autumn season and see a bear or two soon.

3 responses

  1. sandy

    Lovely, but too close for me! I am reading a book set in this area right now. Bears are mentioned in it a lot.

    September 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

  2. Great photos of these amazing animals!

    September 23, 2012 at 8:16 am

  3. Really nice shots!

    September 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

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