Bear play

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On our last day in Jasper, Kian and I went for a walk along Pyramid Lake that morning.  It was the first weekend of September so it was cool with a bit of mist on the water and the autumn colors were just starting to come in.  We headed back to town around 9am and spotted a Black bear in the open forest above the road.

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One bear soon became two when the other stepped out from behind a dense clump of Buffalo berries.  The berries were ripe at that time so the bears had been drawn in.  At first we thought they were a mother and cub but when they were side by side, and then when they were wrestling, we could see they were both the same size.

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To me, they seemed like they were near adults and given their play fighting I think they are siblings that are still hanging out together.  Whether related or not, they seemed to enjoy each other’s company and stayed close to each other as they munched through the patches of berries along the hillside.

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16 responses

  1. This is such a great post. Thanks for sharing your close up experience with nature. Great captures!

    November 9, 2016 at 8:40 pm

  2. Oh wow what an amazing moment to capture!! great post.

    October 19, 2016 at 10:59 am

  3. Kian is getting such a fantastic, first hand education from you.Wow! To see that kind if action first-hand is such a wonderful thing for a child.

    October 15, 2016 at 9:02 am

  4. How lucky you are to be able to take these incredible photographs. Truly beautiful images, thank you for sharing with us.

    October 15, 2016 at 3:23 am

  5. Anonymous

    Great shots!

    October 14, 2016 at 7:52 pm

  6. Beautiful photos! Beautiful animals!

    October 14, 2016 at 7:51 pm

  7. Beatiful photo amazing, l like green park, and bears playing

    October 14, 2016 at 7:43 pm

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  9. Frosty

    Makes me feel like I am back in the mountains near Linville Fall. The last time I saw a wild bear. Thanks for the eminder and memory. Frosty

    October 14, 2016 at 2:01 pm

  10. They are beautiful

    October 14, 2016 at 12:39 pm

  11. Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

    October 14, 2016 at 11:07 am

  12. So great photos! The situation where big bears are eating small berries is excellent.

    October 14, 2016 at 10:07 am

  13. Beautiful photography and story!

    October 14, 2016 at 9:53 am

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  15. Mike Hohmann

    Bravo, more great shots, Christopher

    October 14, 2016 at 8:14 am

  16. Amazing shots. I like the contrast between the greenery and the bears!

    October 14, 2016 at 7:48 am

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