A bear and her berries

Kananaskis Grizzly 152 in the rain - © Christopher Martin-2177

For the second week in a row, I caught up Grizzly bear #152, and her smile, in Kananaskis’s Spray Valley Provincial Park.  Once more she was feasting on Buffalo berries.  Unlike the sunny encounter last week, the rain was falling steadily providing a sheen to the leaves, the bear’s coat and the tall grass.

Kananaskis Grizzly 152 in the rain - © Christopher Martin-2075

Kananaskis Grizzly 152 in the rain - © Christopher Martin-2055

The bear went in and out of the bushes, eating steadily along the way.  Again I was reminded how easily they can disappear within the vegetation – they are a part of the land and seem to join it and separate at will.

Kananaskis Grizzly 152 in the rain - © Christopher Martin-2343

Kananaskis Grizzly 152 in the rain - © Christopher Martin-2505

Kananaskis Grizzly 152 in the rain - © Christopher Martin-2028


19 responses

  1. Absolutely beautiful photos! I admire the great photography as well as the magnificent bear! I love seeing animals at peace and free as they were intended to be.
    I have a blog about animals: https://animalsarefeelingbeingstoo.com

    August 20, 2016 at 6:21 pm

  2. Stunning! It must have been an amazing encounter each time, no matter how many times you see them!

    August 14, 2016 at 10:03 am

  3. She does look like she’s grinning. That is a comical back-end pose in the second shot, as well. Happy to hear that you are familiar with this sow and that she is ok. The way she can appear and disappear in the bushes makes me wonder how much we miss when we are out hiking.

    August 12, 2016 at 12:28 pm

  4. Lovely bear pictures – and: inspiration for a small – very “German” 🙂 – poem: https://lyrifant.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/von-baeren-und-beeren/

    August 12, 2016 at 8:47 am

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  6. Barbosa

    Que lindinho! Acho uma graça ursos!

    August 11, 2016 at 10:49 am

  7. Monica

    Love it! Thank you for taking the pics!

    Sent from my iPhone


    August 11, 2016 at 8:10 am

  8. What a beautiful face!

    August 11, 2016 at 7:31 am

  9. She is Beautiful ❤

    August 11, 2016 at 7:14 am

  10. Beautiful bear

    August 11, 2016 at 7:14 am

  11. I love your smiling bear shots! I actually love all your shots.

    It still amazes me to see a wild animal ‘disappear’ so easily into nature. They seem to meld into their surroundings. thanx again, ren

    August 11, 2016 at 7:04 am

  12. Such a great bear! You are very lucky to see these bears in the nature.

    August 11, 2016 at 6:37 am

  13. fantastische beelden, dank je wel om te tonen

    August 11, 2016 at 6:37 am

  14. WOW amazing photos

    August 11, 2016 at 5:42 am

  15. Wow what a site! And you got beautiful pictures! Where you scared of being so close?

    August 11, 2016 at 5:36 am

  16. Wonderful photographs!

    August 11, 2016 at 5:22 am

  17. Midwestern Plant Girl

    Great captures of a wonderful beast!

    August 11, 2016 at 4:56 am

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