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Black Bear
Lisa Yano
I spotted this beautiful Black Bear cub, while on a drive in Kananaskis Country, Alberta. His mother and sibling were close by, and the family was enjoying eating the berries on the nearby bushes. This little one peeked over the bush, to give me the sweetest, most bashful look. ;)
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Black Bear
Lisa Yano
While looking for subject matter to photograph, I caught some movement coming from a small berry bush to the left of my vehicle. I stopped to pull over, thinking that perhaps it was the wind, when I saw this darling little Black Bear cub looking back at me. :)
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black bear
Wendy Schmidt
Watching the Bear catch the salmon, in the Inlet , at low tide was fantastic.
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Black Bear
Lisa Yano
I headed west towards the mountains to Kananaskis, Alberta, with the hope of spotting a bear to photograph. As the landscape is dense and vast, I knew that the odds of spotting a bear would be slim. After many hours of searching and finding nothing, I had given up. Just as i was about to turn the car around, I noticed motion coming from a small bush. Suddenly, a little black faced popped out to look my way. It was a black bear cub! The little fella was eating the berries off of the bush. ;)
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Caron Palmer
While visiting Ucluelet, residents told us about a salmon hatchery where few tourists go to because they don't know it exists. We happened to come at the height of spawning season and were treated to a magnificent, raging waterfall,a turbulent river and a black bear patiently waiting for his lunch of salmon on the other bank. It was a truly memorable experience with a stunning rain forest backdrop.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I watched this mother bear catch a chum salmon and head towards the forest where her cubs were waiting which is when I took this photo. Instead of delivering the fish she came running in my direction and pounced on another salmon. She quickly exchanged fish then with her front paws caught a third salmon all in a matter of seconds. After realizing she couldn't carry 2 live fish back at once she took the second fish back to her cubs. I have seen many bears fish but watching this all a few feet away from me was one of the most incredible encounters I've had observing a bear.
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Ursus americanus vancouveri
Chelsea Mathieson

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black bear
Tony Joyce
A young black bear cub stands up to get a better look while mom and his sibling feed on grass nearby. I have known this cub's mother for many years so I was happy to see her again with new twin cubs this year, out of the two this little guy really was curious to all of his surroundings.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A coastal black bear sits at his favourite lookout with his eyes on a salmon. My wife and I travel to this remote location each year to observe the bears who use the tides to their advantage to find food.
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black bear
Cindy Powell
I wonder if I can reach it?
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Smelly breath! A black bear cub takes a quick wiff of moms breath
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A coastal black bear makes his way along the shore as he searches for his next meal. I watched this bear turn over rocks and eat some crabs while he waited for salmon to come in with the tide.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
My wife and I were hiking through the forest early this spring when we found a mother bear and her new cub as they emerged from their den. Here the curious cub was exploring the trees and all her new surroundings. Mom is a very special bear to us as we have watched her since she was a cub herself and now we were able to see her as a first time mother.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear cub watches mom fishing in the early morning fog. I took this photo while viewing coastal bears on a remote beach on Vancouver Island. The bears come to feed with the changing tides which bring in salmon, shellfish and crabs.
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Wee one- A little black bear cub on an old logging trail
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Smelling the air- A black bear sow takes a second to smell the air for other bears.
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Black Bear
Margaret Trenn
While exploring a remote area near Terrace in spring, BC I came upon the remains of a moose carcass and was able to observe this bear feasting
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
The chase - A black bear sow chases of an aggressor who threatened her cubs
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black Bear
Tony LePrieur

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Black Bear
Tony LePrieur

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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Peek-a-boo - A black bear peaks around some plants to take a closer look at me.
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Look at my butt. A young bear cub spotted me on the old logging road and showed me its posterior prior to running off.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I have watched this bear since she was a small spring cub back in 2015 so you can imagine my excitement to see her this year as a first time mom. My wife and I were hiking back through the forest when we found this special bear and her young cub as they just emerged from the den. Her mother is still in the area and has twin cubs this year which has made her our first grandmother bear. It has been an incredible experience to follow these bears for years as they grow up and create new life.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A coastal black bear sits on his favourite rock while he waits for salmon to come in with the tide. Although he was unsuccessful catching a fish on this occasion I watched him turn over the rocks to feed on crabs.Taken on a remote beach on Vancouver Island.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
While heading back from hiking one night my wife and I found this mother bear with her new spring cub in the forest. We watched the cub explore everything new outside of the den while mom dug up roots to feed on. Never have I witnessed something so magical as this mom and cub played and cuddled in the ferns.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear cub follows mom through the early morning fog as they look for crabs and shellfish that came in with the tide.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
Coastal black bears rely on the tides to bring in their food and during the bears wait for salmon. I watched this female black bear on a remote beach on Vancouver Island as she caught and fed on 2 salmon. Here she returned to catch another in the last light of the day.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear cub looks down at mom who was feeding on the summer blackberries. His sibling was fast asleep but this young cub didn't like when mom was out of his line of sight. I have been lucky to watch these cubs since early spring and both have put on a lot of weight since I took this photo in August.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This female black bear caught a coho salmon and after feeding on the fish came back to catch another. She was sitting on the rocks then suddenly dove in the water and came up with this pink salmon. This was a mere snack for her and she returned again. I watched her fishing until the sun nearly set before heading on my way.
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Black Bear
Shayne Kaye
A Black Bear cub reaches up for some tasty berries.
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Black Bear
Shayne Kaye
One baby Black Bear was on lookout while the other foraged for a snack.
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Black Bear
Shayne Kaye
A mother bear teaches a baby bear where to find the best berries on a bush.
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Black Bear
Shayne Kaye
While on a wildlife tour from Ucluelet, we saw a baby Black Bear running down the beach after its mother.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear cub stands up to get a better look at mom who was feeding on the tall spring grass. I have been lucky to spend time watching this bear family and the cubs are now the size of bears a year older as they get ready for hibernation.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A coastal black bear makes his way through the intertidal zone in search of salmon.
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Black Bear
Mike Conchatre
"What is Your Name" I paddle down a small river for a mile and photograph from a tree stand. In Portrait orientation
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Black Bear
Mike Conchatre
"What is Your Name" I paddle down a small river for a mile and photograph from a tree stand. In Landscape orientation
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Black Bear
Mike Conchatre
"What is Your Name" I paddle down a small river for a mile and photograph from a tree stand. In Landscape portrait
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Black Bear
Mike Conchatre
"What is Your Name" I paddle down a small river for a mile and photograph from a tree stand. In Landscape orientation
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Black Bear
Walter Potrebka
This large male Black Bear was feasting on the Pink Salmon that were in the Campbell River.
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Black Bear( Ursus Americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
While walking an old logging trail this black bear sow peeked out through some furns
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
Eat your grass, wear your seeds!
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I have watched this mother bear since she was a young cub herself and throughout the years she has faced hardships including surviving being hit by a car. My wife and I were hiking through the forest one night this spring and were delighted to find one of our favourite bears now as a first time mom. The young cub has grown since I took this photo, it has been an amazing experience to document the life of this mother bear.
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Black bear
Desirée Rolfe

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Black Bear Cub
Susan Woodland
This little cutie was working his way towards a big apple tree. He was one of a pair of cubs. When he heard the camera clicking he just sat and stared. The last of the sun was quickly leaving.
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Black Bear
Stuart Clark
I was watching this Black Bear searching the shoreline of the river for salmon when it suddenly realized I was there.
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Black Bear
Stuart Clark
A Black Bear fattening up for winter along the Quinsam River, Campbell River
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
On the move - A black bear sow walking through a rocky clearing
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Close up - A portrait of a large black bear sow along an old logging road
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Black Bear
Susan Woodland
This was a young bear that had just recently left the Mother and was feeding. When the bear realized he/she wasn't alone curiosity got the better of him of course, after having a bit of a scare at first. When he/she realized there was no threat.. he wondered off back to eating.. An amazing experience!
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black bear
Wendy Schmidt
Watching the Bear catch a salmon in the stream, was fantastic.
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black bear
Wendy Schmidt
Bear looking at us, as it was eating the salmon close to the inlet.
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Black bear
Shirley Peacock
This beauty was foraging beside the road near Uclulet, BC. I stayed in the car and took the picture through the window on an older model cell phone.
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black bear
Wendy Schmidt
The mother and 2 cubs , were following mom around the inlet, waterfall at low tide to catch the salmon in the Fall
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black bear
Wendy Schmidt
Black bear was just posing on the rock, and just waiting for the next salmon at low tide.
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American black bear, Ursus americanus
Brittany Crossman
Black bear seen along the highway in New Brunswick.
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American black bear, Ursus americanus
Brittany Crossman
American black bear that was feeding on the grass alongside of the highway.
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black bear
Wendy Schmidt
The bear did not mind us taking pictures, it was if he was saying, so what Iam so full of salmond,I don't care .
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This mother bear was fishing for her cubs & caught this chum salmon. She headed to the forest then turned facing me which is when I took this photo. She then started running my way still holding the fish in her mouth, she hit her front paws down on another live fish making a second catch. She laid on the fish still holding this salmon in her mouth. She realized she couldn't carry both at the same time and brought this fish back for the cubs and returned for the other later. It was one of the most exciting experiences I've ever had watching a bear fish!
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black bear
Tony Joyce
My wife and I were out for a walk and when we saw a bear family walking down the road. When this curious cub stood up to get a better look it was priceless and another reason I always take my camera even if we are just heading out to do groceries!
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A yearling black bear finds a shady spot to nap on a hot summer day.After taking a few photos I continued on my way leaving her to rest.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A young black bear makes her way down the river to fish for salmon. I watched this bear get fishing lessons from her mom the year before when she was a young cub. Now a yearling she had to remember all the lessons mom taught to fish on her own. After a few unsuccessful attempts she caught a salmon on her own.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I was watching a mother bear and her cub when a yearling bear came nearby. Mom sent the cub up a tree close to my wife and I while she chased off the other bear. As we saw her returning we left the family and continued hiking. We have watched this family all season and this tiny cub has grown into a really big bear.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A coastal black bear makes his way along the shoreline at low tide in search of crabs and shellfish. Taken at one of the small islands off the coast of Tofino from a small boat.
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Black Bear Cub
Kyla Black
Black Bear Cub
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Jozef Kuracina
I was exploring Minnekhada Regional Park very early in the morning when I spotted this young black bear feasting on the berry bushes. I love this shot because I believe there is a gentleness revealed in the bear's eyes.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A young black bear cub stands up to get a better look at mom who was fishing for salmon.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I have never encountered another bear that sat and posed almost human-like. The coastal bears in this area of Vancouver Island rely on the tides for food so sometimes they just sit on the rocks and wait. Here this female bear let out a big yawn before laying down for a brief nap.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This mother black bear and her yearling cub were feeding on dandelions earlier this spring. When she lifted her head covered in the dandelion seeds it was priceless. I have watched this bear for years and she is one of my favorites, I am looking forward to seeing her with new cubs again next year.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A male black bear waits in the intertidal zone for the salmon to come in. It was good to spend time watching the coastal bears on Vancouver Island again this summer/fall, this male now in his prime and the second most dominant to an older alpha male. After not having luck catching salmon I watched him turn over rocks for crabs.
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Kermode Bear
Lauren Brown
Spirit Bear.
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Black bear
Christopher MacDonald
A black bear sow looking over her should at a noise. I found this girl while I was out walking an old logging trail
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A female black bear patiently waits in the intertidal zone for the salmon to come in with the tide. I watched her catch a few fish then come back to sit on the rocks just as the sun was setting.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A male black bear makes his way through the intertidal zone in search of salmon.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I have watched this bear since she was young and couldn't have been happier to see her with her first cubs last year. The day I took this photo she was giving her cubs fishing lessons and I loved how her wet fur glistened in the sun with the shadows of the forest in the background.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A female black bear takes her freshly caught salmon back to the forest to feed. I watched this bear fight off larger male bears to keep her fishing spot so it was nice to see her catch a fish after the bigger bears left.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I watched this female black bear catch a pink salmon then take it to the forest to feed on so the male bears wouldn't steal it. A few minutes later she was back out and looking to catch another fish.
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Black Bear
Dever Villeneuve
Black Bear cub taking shelter up a tree.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I watched this black bear sow catch a coho salmon and take it back to the forest to feed. Shortly after she returned and on a mission to catch another fish. I was at a distance and couldn't see her below the rocks so when she came up with a fish all I could do was click and hope for the best. She finished this pink salmon in minutes and I watched her fish again until the sun was setting and I had to hike back.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This black bear sow and her twin cubs were making their way back from the berry bushes when one of the cubs stood up to get a better look.
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Black Bear
Dever Villeneuve
The average lifespan in the wild is 18 years, though it is quite possible for wild specimens to survive for more than 23 years. This little guy is a First or second year cub, fattening up for the winter.
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Black Bear
Dever Villeneuve
The average lifespan in the wild is 18 years, though it is quite possible for wild specimens to survive for more than 23 years. This little guy is a First or second year cub, fattening up for the winter.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I watched this male black bear make his way through the intertidal zone when he found a rock to sit and wait for the salmon to come in. He was unsuccessful fishing and went on to catch some crabs and shellfish. It has been great to observe the bears in this remote area again this year.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I spent last year watching this black bear mother and cub since they first surprised me with an amazing encounter in the forest when the cub was only 2-3 months old. Nothing made me happier than to find them again this spring sharing the same emotion and tenderness I witnessed before.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I was out hiking with my wife on a hot summer day when we found a pair of young black bears asleep in a tree. I couldn't resist taking a photo of the precious paw as it dangled over the branch. Bears are misunderstood animals, I hope through my photos and by speaking to others I can show their true gentle side when they are respected and given space.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
While out hiking with my wife we discovered this black bear yearling napping in a tree on a hot summer day while her brother slept on a branch further back. We watched these bears since they were cubs last year and it was nice to see them doing well after mom sent them off on their own.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
I watched as this Black Bear Sow walked into the woods with her cubs & disappeared from sight. An hour later she hadn't come back out but I could still hear them so I went to the edge of the trees to have a look. She was resting under a large tree with her cubs playing behind her. At that moment she got up & walked towards me to a fallen tree & sat down hanging her legs over it. I couldn't believe my luck. So imagine how I felt when one of her cubs decided to join her and copy her every move!
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Black Bear Cubs
Jean-Marc Sabourin
Two Black Bear Cubs pushed up a tree by their mother c=because tourist got out of their vehicles
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Black Bear Cubs
Jean-Marc Sabourin
Two black bear cubs pushed up tree by mother to protect them from tourists who got out of their vehicles
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Female Black Bear standing on her hind legs.
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black bear
Richard Eckert
Traffic is often erratic on Hwy 37N, BC.
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black bear
Richard Eckert
A "two tone" black bear cautiously feed on roadside dandelions near Terrace, BC.
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black bear
Richard Eckert
A "two tone" black bear cautiously feed on roadside dandelions near Terrace, BC.
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black bear
Richard Eckert
A "two tone" black bear cautiously feed on roadside dandelions near Terrace, BC.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A male black bear makes his way through the rocks in search of food. It was great to spend time with the coastal black bears on Vancouver Island again, all the bears were so much bigger than last year and their coats shiny from their diet high in fish and shellfish..
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black bear
Tony Joyce
While out hiking with my wife we saw a mother bear with her 2 yearling cubs. The bears were feeding on grass and spring blossoms and the yearlings both stood on their hind legs to reach the blossoms at the top of the bush.This was a bear family we watched last year, it was great to see them together again this spring before mom sent the yearlings on their own.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
After patiently waiting for the tide to bring in fish this female black bear dove into the water and came up with a fresh coho salmon.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I've been lucky to watch these black bear siblings since they were small cubs and every time I see them they look like they are having the best time. I took this photo earlier this summer, the brothers now 2 1/2 years old. Just as I expected they were up to their usual shenanigans, I was smiling the entire time I was looking through my viewfinder.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A coastal black bear makes his way along the shoreline at low tide in search of crabs and barnacles. I took this photo while on a bear watching tour, we were in a small zodiac at one of the small islands off the coast of Tofino.
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Black Bear
Shane Kalyn
cute little black bear walking away from the camera
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Black Bear
Shane Kalyn
as this huge black bear passed right by me, it was clear he had just been digging around in something and although he was massive and quite close, the whole experience was very peaceful
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Black Bear
Shane Kalyn
remind anyone else of Baloo from the Jungle Book - it was so cool to watch this big black bear scratching his back on the tree
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Black Bear
Shane Kalyn
It was so cool to watch bear after bear make the morning journey from the safety of the forest, across the road to the blueberry farms for breakfast. This road is closed at this time of year, early summer, to allow the bears access.
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Black Bear
Anthony Bucci
Black Bear resting waiting for Salmon to make its way up river Image was taken with a 500mm lens and cropped in to bring closer.
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Black Bear
Anthony Bucci
Hiking Vancouver islands small streams with salmon runs waiting for the bears to come out and fish for them. I sat in one area away from the bear and allowed the bear to decide how close he wanted to be
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Black Bear
Ken Boer
This 2 year old was drawn to the apple scent coming from our home as my wife was making apple pies. We harvested the apples before he had a chance at them!
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Black Bear
Melissa Kroeker
Peek-a-boo Bear! This little bear was enjoying a breakfast of berries after an early morning rain.
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Black Bear
Melissa Kroeker
Peekaboo bear! Enjoying a morning berry snack after the rain.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
After patiently waiting on the tide to bring in fish this female black bear plunged in the water and came up with a fresh coho salmon.
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Ursus americanus
Regie Alcuaz
This black bear was seen along the Nisga'a highway approaching New Aiyansh on May 20, 2018. It was just a few feet away from the road, and I briefly stopped the car to snap this shot. This unretouched photo was taken using a Google Pixel XL.
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear yearling now on his own feeds on horsetail and dandelions. I watched this bear since he was a cub and it was good to see him looking so healthy as he adjusted to life without mom.
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
A male black bear cools off from the summer heat in the last light of the day.It was a hot 37 degrees and as the light started to go on the other side of the mountain I heard branches snapping in the forest. A few minutes later this bear emerged and headed for the water. It was fun watching him snorkel and blow bubbles just like a kid in a pool.
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Black Bear
Joanne Beaulieu
We were at the end of our four-wheeling day, when we came upon this beautiful black bear. He/She was sitting and eating something. When he/she heard us, he/she got up on its two legs and looked at us. I snapped a couple of pictures and he went back in the bush
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Black Bear
Karen Smith
This is a still from a video where the bear ripped the camera from the tree. The second video shows him wrestling the camera and tossing it around a bit. The camera survived the attack with only a few scrapes, and lived to record another day
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Black Bear
Ian Murray
This Big Momma Bear was in a field of fresh green grass, grazing in early spring. She was not a threat as long as I staryd in my car as I took the photo!
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
A young black bear cub waits in the safety of a tree while mom feeds on clover nearby.
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Black Bear
Ian Murray
A Curious Big Momma Black Bear. I was driving along the highway in the early evening, and spotted this bear along the edge of a field of fresh grass. Just as I was trying to achieve focus in the deep grass, she stood up tall to see what I was doing!
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Black Bear
Ian Murray
Mom plus 3 babies. The fresh long green grass had attracted this happy family to a farmer's field near me. The 3 cubs loved exploring their new world.
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Black Bear
Desirée Rolfe
Berry picking after the rain
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Black Bears
Josie Ingram
Black Bear Mother & Her 3 Cubs are eating garbage in a trailer park.
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Black Bear
Brenda Gooder
This bear was on the side of the road as we were driving through Banff.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I was on my way back from hiking with my wife & when we turned the corner out popped a big bear. We started to back up, talking to the bear softly when 2 little cubs appeared. It was early to see cubs of the year so we were a bit worried mama may be protective but at no time did she show us any signs of stress. It was almost dusk & no light in the forest but watching these two play while mama fed on the new spring grass was priceless.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
Sometimes it pays to be patient.. after sitting on the rocks waiting for the salmon this black bear sow finally made her catch. The other bears in the area would move on digging over rocks in search of a meal but this one was different & after catching her fish made a beeline for the forest. I spent a good part of a week observing the bears on a remote part of Northern Vancouver Island and this female was the best at catching fish. It was an amazing experience and a trip my wife & I will make every year.
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Black Bear
Pam Mullins
This black bear is fattening up on coho salmon fresh from the ocean.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
During the salmon run this fall I spent time observing black bears on the coast of BC. This female bear I spent the most time with as she was patient & would wait for ages for the salmon.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This black bear sow had the perfect spot for watching for salmon. She knew all the rocks & which one was the best seat in the house. Her patience was rewarded when she caught a huge coho salmon that she was able to take back to the forest & eat. Shortly after she was back out to catch another fish. Taken on a remote beach in northern Vancouver Island.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A female black bear patiently waits in the intertidal zone for a salmon. My wife & I took a trip to Vancouver Island this fall & had the most amazing trip watching wildlife, we saw black bears every single day & on top of it orcas, grizzlies & other marine life. I am grateful every day to live in a such a beautiful part of this country & hope through my photos I can make others love & appreciate the wildlife around us.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
On a trip to Vancouver Island this fall I spent time watching black bears fish on a remote beach on the northern coast. There was a sow (back) that spent most of her time at the river until the male (front) showed up & tried to catch salmon. He was bigger but the female stood her ground & they even went head to head. Once the male made it clear he had seniority the 2 bears tolerated each other at the fishing spot.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
Early summer my wife & I headed on a road trip up to Whistler & Pemberton to do some hiking. It had rained on this morning when we found this yearling black bear feeding on grass, his fur was still wet from the rain.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
While coming back from a hike early this spring my wife & I found a sow & her tiny cub in the forest. Mom was digging up roots to feed on when her cub decided to have some fun with the ferns & explore the forest. There was no light in the forest but we were lucky to have spent a long time watching them until another bear came along. Mama bear had to chase off her 2 year old daughter & show her tough love. This little cub was so precious, it was a real gift we could spend time with this family.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
Early spring my wife & I saw this tiny cub & his mom in the forest as we were coming back from a hike. He was so precious, saying close to mom but exploring everything in the forest. It was an amazing experience to watch these bears, I hope we can see this little cub grow up to be big & strong like mom.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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black bear
Tony Joyce
Early this spring while heading back from a hike my wife & I found this black bear & her tiny cub in the forest. We recognized this bear as we have seen her as a mom before, she had twin cubs 2 years ago that are now n their own. This was the smallest cub we'd ever seen & we were lucky to watch the 2 of them play, cuddle & share some really tender moments. It was such a special experience we will never forget. Both bears have grown since I took this & have moved on further up the mountain to get ready to hibernate soon.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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black bear
Tony Joyce
On a trip to Vancouver Island this fall I found this male black bear walking along the river in search of salmon. Right after I took this shot he made his way into the water & picked out a fish to take right back to the forest to eat.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
My wife & I stopped by a fish hatchery while on a trip to Vancouver Island this fall and after being there 5-10 minutes this male black bear emerged from the forest. He walked up the river bank then came out looking for fish, I watched him catch 3 in a very short amount of time.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This male black bear came down to the water in search of a salmon, here he is keeping a close watch for a fish. I watched this bear multiple days, he would make attempts & get right in the water but after unsuccessfully trying he would wander further up the river. Taken on a remote beach on Vancouver Island where the mouth of a river meets the ocean & a good fishing spot for bears.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A female black bear sits on the rocks and waits for the tide to bring in salmon. Observing this bear over part of the week was special as she had so many unique poses & expressions while she sat & waited. Taken on a trip to Vancouver Island this fall.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
While out hiking with my wife this summer we found this yearling black bear resting in a tree. He was funny to watch as he positioned himself upright like he was laying in a hammock with his feet stretched out. After taking a few photos & a quick video we headed on our way & left him to rest.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
Early summer my wife & headed north to Whistler & Pemberton when we found this yearling black bear foraging on grass & clover. It had just finished raining so his fur was still wet when I took this photo.
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Brianne Ranta
This healthy bear was happily snacking on dandelions when I came across him. I patiently waiting until he looked up to snap this photo, from a safe distance. After I took this photo I moved on so as not to disturb him any further.
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Black Bear
Erika Squires
I was on a hike with my son, when I noticed some ferns moving off to our right. I thought it may be a Snowshoe Hare, as I had seen one there before. Well, up popped this beautiful, young Bear. We were able to get a couple of images, and enjoy the moment, before some other hikers came along the path, and the little one took off!
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Black Bear
Erika Squires
I saw a number of Black Bears this year. A number of them seemed like yearlings, on their own. I ran into this young one on a hike. I made sure he knew I was there, and walked backwards, talking softly. He went off the path into the woods. I got this shot as I was backing up!
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Jeffrey Reynolds
The Black bear had ventured into the forest from the river and started to walk up river when I saw its dark fur under the tree canopy head towards this log. I got a few shots off before he walked off the log and snatched another salmon from the river.
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
The chase I was photographing a black bear sow and cubs in a clearing off an old logging trail when another large came into the clear and walked towards a cub. She began to growl and vocalize at the cub in a threatening manner when suddenly the cubs mother came running across the clearing chasing the interloper off.
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Chubby cubby A very well nourished black bear cub late in the fall season. I found him while I was hiking along a logging trail. This cub was ready for a long sleep based on his weight
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
The piano bear. A black bear who is itching her back but looks like she is playing a tiny piano behind the tree. I was out along a logging trail when I spotted this bear.
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Big girl A close up of a large black bear sow. I was hiking an old logging trail when I saw her. She heard me and looked over before continuing on her way
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Yearling in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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black bear
Tony Joyce
This male black bear came down to catch a salmon at the mouth of the river & made several unsuccessful attempts before he moved on. here he is shaking the water from his fur after diving in the water. Northern Vancouver Island, BC
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario
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black bear
Tony Joyce
With the tide coming in this black bear sow gets ready to make her move & catch a coho salmon. Taken on a remote beach on Northern Vancouver Island this fall.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Yearling Black Bear in Ontario
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A female black bear sits at the mouth of a river & waits for the salmon to come in. Watching this bear & all her expressions and poses was priceless. I was happy to see her catch salmon after waiting on the rocks so long. Taken on a remote beach on Northern Vancouver Island.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Yearling Black Bear in Ontario
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Black Bear
Susie McAdam
I was out birding and was lucky enough to come across this guy!
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Black Bear
Susie McAdam
I think we were both surprised to run into each other.
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Black Bear
Chris McQuarrie
"Midnight in the Woods" I had been exploring the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve in search of bears, when at last, I did encounter this enormous beauty. From a safe distance, I was able to enter the forest with her, and line up a single shot without the obstructions of branches or trees.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A female black bear waits at the mouth of a river for a salmon to come in with the tide. Of all the bears I've observed over the years I've never seen a bear sit with so many different poses, she was a real character & so fun to watch. My wife & I base our vacations (and days off work) around wildlife & for the most part it's all about the bears except when they are hibernating. Our time with these Island black bears was our favorite trip as we could have an intimate experience watching the bears without people around.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I was watching a black bear sow when this larger male came out to have his go at catching a fish. The 2 bears had a bit of a scuffle as this male wanted the fishing spot but after making a few tries without success he moved on foraging the shoreline for shellfish. Taken on a trip to Northern Vancouver Island this fall.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This male black bear made an attempt at catching a salmon without any luck hen came out to shake of his wet fur. Taken in a remote area on Northern Vancouver Island on a trip this fall with my wife.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I've watched this black bear sow since she was younger, this year she is raising her first cubs. The day I took this the bears were at a distance when I saw a big cloud of dust moving towards us. The cubs were trying to keep up with mom and the 3 of them running created a big dust cloud. The family has all grown & are looking ready to tuck in for the winter soon.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
After waiting a long time for the tide to bring in salmon this black bear sow dove into the water without any warning & caught a coho salmon. After making her catch she quickly made a beeline for the forest before the bigger male could steal it. One of the most amazing things about BC is the trees we see along the coast. When the bears bring fish to the forest the remains nourish the soil & we are lucky to see some of the biggest, oldest trees in Canada. I am completely fascinated by the circle of life with the salmon & how everything in BC is connected to it.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This black bear sow was keeping a close eye for other bears as she waited for a salmon to swim by. Over the good part of a week that I observed these bears I watched this female stand her ground to a bigger male & catch more fish than any other bear. It was amazing to watch nature like this on a remote beach on northern Vancouver Island.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A female black bear anxiously awaits a coho salmon to swim by so she can make her catch. I took this in a remote area on northern Vancouver Island where bears meet at in the intertidal zone at the mouth of a river to fish for salmon. Of all the bears I watched this one was my favorite, she had a lot of patience & was better at catching fish than any of the others.
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Black Bear
Marek Klokeid
I was heading into Fort Nelson when a sow and 3 cubs crossed the road in front of me and walked into the field on the other side of the road to graze. I took this photo of one of the cubs from inside my vehicle on the side of the road
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This black bear sow was foraging on clover when she quickly started heading away from the field & was clearly on a mission. Here she was just about to cross past us then she headed into the bushes. We soon saw why she was on the move when a huge male bear was in pursuit & followed her in the bushes. We saw these 2 lovebirds or lovebears together a few times and look forward to seeing this sow with new cubs in the spring. She had her first cub in 2015 & was a great mom. I saw her a few weeks ago & she looks twice the size as she does in this photo.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A male black bear watches the river for fish during the fall salmon run. My wife & I love bears, especially black bears as we are lucky to live near a healthy population of them. We just returned from our all time best trip as we followed the salmon & bears on Vancouver Island & the mainland. Through my photos & social media pages I hope to educate others on how we can coexist with these animals & show people the real side of bears not how they are portrayed to be in the media.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
It was pouring rain as my wife & I sat by the edge of the river hoping to see a bear come out to get a fish. Freezing & cold we were almost ready to give up & head home when this black bear came out from the forest. She is a bear we watched for years & we were excited to see her as a 1st time mom. My wife held an umbrella over my camera & as we sat still the bear came towards us & caught this salmon. I was wishing I had my smaller lens but didn't want to move & scare her away so I just clicked & hoped for the best. It was such an epic moment we will never forget!
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black bear
Tony Joyce
After watchign teh river for fish a black bear sow catches a chum salmon to take back to the forest for her young cub. I have watched this bear for years & couldn't have been happier to see her as a first time mom.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I have watched this black bear sow since she was young & last year I was eagerly awaiting seeing her again knowing she would probably be a first time mom. I had only seen her once far off through binos & she looked thin so I was worried. But last fall I found her again this time with a small cub safely hidden in the bushes. It was pouring rain as my wife & I sat at the edge of the river & watched her some out to catch a fish for her cub.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I watched this black bear sow sit on these rocks on the shore for what seemed like an endless amount of time as she waited to catch a salmon. Sometimes I would see sadness in her eyes from the lack of fish to eat. From talking to fishermen & people working at fish hatcheries on Vancouver Island they all said it wasn't a good run for the salmon this year. But she waited & was more patient than any bear I've ever witnessed and her patience paid off when I saw her catch a coho salmon that she took to the forest to feed on.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear sow waits int eh intertidal zone for a salmon keeping a close eye on the water for any incoming fish. Of the bears I observed during this week this female was the most patient and it paid off. She was the only bear I witnessed that caught a fish while the other bears would wander off searching teh shoreline for food. On one of these days she caught 3 fish & stood her ground to a bigger male. It was an amazing time watching the behavior of these bears that were all looking to put on weight for winter.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
It was near dusk when my wife & I were coming back from a hike and a bear sow came out on the trail. She had 2 twin cubs that were so small & adorable. We backed up to give them space but did not see any signs of stress from the mama bear. Mom is a bear we have known for years but this is the first time we have seen her with cubs. It was really dark in the forest so hard to capture photos but it was amazing to see bear cubs so young & we have been lucky to spend time watching them grow this season.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
My wife & I were heading back from a hike early this spring when we turned a corner of the trail a big bear stepped out from the bushes. We slowly backed up when 2 little cubs appeared. We talked to the mama bear and backed up more worried she may be protective with cubs so small. Mama bear started eating the grass while her cubs played nearby. It was near dusk so it wasn't until we got home that we noticed this was a bear we knew & had watched for years. We have seen this family again throughout the year and all are looking healthy & ready for hibernation.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
While out for a hike with my wife we found this black bear yearling sleeping high up in a tree. After taking some photos we continued on our walk then found her in the same place on our way back. Robins were dive bombing her so she briefly woke up then put her head back down on the branch and went right back to sleep.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
My wife & I were out for a walk when we saw this young black bear cub of the year with her twin brother & mom. They were feeding on clover & grass when this cub stopped to have a look at us. Both cubs have grown a lot since I took this photo but have since moved further up the mountain as they will soon hibernate.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I have watched this black bear sow since she was a cub born in 2015, now at almost 3 years old she is experiencing life on her own without mom. This tree has been marked by many bears and on this early spring afternoon she came to leave her mark as well. She has put on a lot of weight since I took this & looks ready for hibernation soon, I hope to one day see her with cubs of her own.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear sow catches a coho salmon that came in with the tide. It is amazing to see the intense concentration bears get before they catch a fish & it all happens so quick. She took her salmon back to the forest to eat then came right back out to catch another.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear sow anxiously awaits a salmon to swim by to make her catch. This was in a remote area on Vancouver Island where the ocean meets the mouth of a river and bears wait in the intertidal zone. I spent the good part of a week observing these bears who would patiently wait on the rocks for the tide to go out.
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Cinnamon Black Bear
Jennifer Acker
Mother cinnamon bear feasting on dandelions
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Yearling in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Bearing it all in Nipissing, Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Black Bear Sow in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Black Bear Cub in Ontario, Canada
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow and her cub laying on a fallen log in Ontario, Canada.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow resting on a log in Ontario, Canada
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Closeup of a Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A male black bear emerges from the forest and looks from the shore for a salmon.I watched this bear catch 3 fish & eat parts of a few others before he retreated to the forest for an afternoon nap. Taken on a trip to Vancouver Island this fall.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear sow watches the river for a chum salmon to catch for her cub. This bear had her first cub in the spring, she is a bear I have been lucky to watch for years so this was an amazing experience for me. It was pouring rain when I took these photos, my wife held an umbrella over my camera & we both had tears in our eyes when we saw her cub.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I have watched this black bear sow since she was young & knew she was at an age where she would be having cubs. The only time I saw her int eh spring she didn't look very healthy & I was worried. Late fall I was excited to see her again, this time with a cub in tow. Here she is watching the river for a chum salmon which she caught & took back to the forest for her cub.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I have been lucky to watch this black bear sow since she was young & waited all season to hopefully see her as a first time mom. I'd only seen her once in early spring & she was thin not looking so well. Late fall I found her again down by the river catching salmon & was ecstatic to see her young cub hiding in the bushes. It was a very emotional experience & I was lucky to watch mom & cub fish together before they went to hibernate.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear sow that had been patiently waiting to catch a coho salmon finally snags a fish after waiting on the rocks. Taken on an overcast day on northern Vancouver Island.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A male black bear comes out from the forest in search of a pink salmon during this fall's salmon run. He didn't spend long looking for the fish before he got into the river and made his catch. Vancouver Island, BC.
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Tony Joyce
On a trip to Vancouver Island I spent the better part of a week observing black bears on the north coast. In this area the ocean meets the mouth of a river which brings in salmon with the tide. This female black bear was keeping a close watch before making her catch.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A female black bear makes her way to the inter tidal zone to catch a salmon after patiently waiting on the rocks. I am lucky to live by many black bears & they are my favorite animal, the time I spent with these bears on the Island was an amazing experience and I'm looking forward to seeing them again next season.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A male black bear emerges from the forest and searches the river for a salmon. Both pinks & coho were running and I watched him catch multiple pinks carefully selecting the females for their roe. Taken on a trip to Vancouver Island this fall.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
Black bear sows send their cubs off at 18 months before breeding season. This mom decided she wasn't ready to send the kids off yet & kept her yearling cubs longer than the norm. Unusual behavior & a first for us seeing a family still together in September. The bear on the right is mom, as you can see he is nearly her size. We were lucky to watch this bear family play fighting as mom worked on getting her yearling cubs stronger.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
On a trip to Vancouver Island we stopped at a fish hatchery to see salmon & hopefully see a bear. Black bears are opportunistic & at this hatchery the salmon were there but the gate was still closed which kept the fish all in one area. After being there about 10 minutes this bear came out to catch a fish. He would catch a fish then before going to eat try to catch a 2nd fish. Every time he would try grab the 2nd fish the 1st would fall out of his mouth, he even tried using his paw to take another. He took 3 salmon to the forest to go, it was truly entertaining.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This black bear sow waited the longest time for a salmon to come close to catch while other bears gave up and moved on. After watching her look somewhat sad as she sat on the rocks waiting I was so happy to see her catch a fish. With a big male in the area she made a beeline to the forest with her catch before coming back to get another fish.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I watched this male black bear make a few attempts at catching a coho salmon but he walked away after not having any luck. Coastal black bears will forage on the shoreline, turning over rocks to find crabs and shellfish. Here he is searching for something to eat but luckily not the harlequin duck in my photo! Taken on a trip to northern Vancouver Island this fall.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Yearling in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario. While it may feel intimidating to have a bear standing in your presence, it's not a threatening display and she is simply trying to get a better look at her surroundings to make sure her cubs are safe.
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Black Bear
Nancy Young

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Ursus americanus
Breanna Marshall
A cinnamon coloured black bear just outside of Burwash Landing, YT. He ran in front of our car, then stopped to watch the car in front of us drive away. I already submitted this photo, but the first time I submitted it, I didn't see that the "species name" category had auto-filled to my name, and I couldn't find the photo again to edit that part. Sorry about that
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Breanna Marshall
Breanna Marshall
A cinnamon coloured black bear just outside of Burwash Landing, YT. He ran across the highway in front of us, then stopped on the other side of the road to watch the car in front of us drive away.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A male black bear walks the shoreline in search of shellfish on the northern coast of Vancouver Island. He had previously tried to find a salmon and chased off a female bear who came back to wait it out. This male moved on turning over rocks to look for his next meal.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear sow keeps watch on the incoming tide as she waits for the salmon to come in. I spent a better part of a week observing this bear and a few others on the northern part of Vancouver Island. I did see her catch fish more than once but sadly the fish were few and far between with a poor salmon run for coho & pinks. Watching this bear over these days made me feel sad that our wild salmon on the west coast is in such trouble & affecting so much of our wildlife.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This male black bear was keeping a close watch on the river for salmon. I saw him catch a fish about 20 minutes before I took this frame and he was hungry for more. He managed to catch 2 more before heading back to the forest for an afternoon nap. Taken by a river near a fish hatchery on Vancouver Island where bears go to fill up on fish before hibernating for the winter.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
After waiting on the tide to bring in fish for far too long this black bear sow decided to make herself a bit more comfortable and have a nap on the rocks. In this frame she had opened her eyes after the crows in the background dive bombed her.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear sow keeps a close eye on the incoming tide as she waits for a salmon. I have spent a lot of time around bears over the years but in all the bears I've encountered I haven't found a bear that posed like this bear did. She had such a calm demeanor which is exactly how I view all bears to be.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
During my time spent observing black bears on the coast of Vancouver Island I watched this particular bear sit on the rocks waiting for fish sometimes for hours. Here she is having a big yawn before deciding to lay down and take a nap.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This black bear sow spent a lot of time waiting for the salmon to come in. The other bears we watched would end up leaving, wandering the shoreline in search of shellfish. But this one was patient & day after day waited it out. I was lucky to spend a good part of a week observing black bears on Vancouver Island, although the salmon wasn't plentiful bears are resourceful & will either move on to find food or do as this bear did and wait. I am happy to say I did see her catch and eat salmon while I was there.
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Black bear
Andrea Darlington
Near our campground a black bear was spotted and everyone came out with their cameras. Thankfully the bear didn't seem to mind.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I've been lucky to watch this black bear sow for some years, this year seeing her as a first time mom. The day I took this photo my wife & I were out for a hike when we saw a big cloud of dust in the distance. It was this bear family, the cubs trying to keep up with mom running behind her & creating a big dust cloud. Although in this frame the cubs are in the dust it is one of my favorite shots of them because it's different than all my other bear photos.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear sow has a close eye on a coho salmon coming in with the tide. Taken on a trip to Vancouver Island this fall, this was one of the most amazing experiences I've had watching my favorite animal. Having a long lens & understanding their behavior let me into the world of these coastal bears.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
On a road trip to Whistler this June my wife & I decided to head out for a walk before going for breakfast. Before we got to the trail we saw this yearling black bear foraging on grass & clover near the road. It had just stopped raining & his fur was still wet from the rain. He was so busy eating he barely looked up for photos so I took a few then we headed on our way.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear sow catches a coho salmon in the intertidal zone on Vancouver Island. This bear went from sitting and watching the fish for the longest time to diving in the water & catching a fish, it was amazing to witness.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
After patiently waiting a long time for the tide to bring in salmon this black bear sow finally made her catch. She then ran off to the forest before she had to fight off a large male bear. I took this on a week long trip to Vancouver Island with my wife in a remote area on the northern part of the island.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear sow gets ready to pounce on a coho salmon that came in with the tide. Black bears are my favorite animal & the time I spent watching this bear over the course of 3 days was a special experience.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I was smiling the entire time I spent observing this black bear sow as she sat on the rocks waiting for the salmon to come in with the tide. She was a smart bear not wasting her energy to catch fish, she would wait until the last moment to jump in then head back to the forest with her catch. I saw her fight off a big male bear a few times, her determination & perseverance were impressive.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A black bear sow makes her way into the water to catch a salmon at the mouth of a river on northern Vancouver Island. she was the most patient bear I have ever watched fish, the other bears in this area would give up & move on to digging up shellfish. It was an amazing experience to watch the behavior of these bears.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
I watched this black bear sow patiently sit on these rocks for the longest time as she waited for the tide to bring in salmon. The way this bear sat in so many different poses was unusual and almost human like. I was lucky to spend 3 days this fall watching her & a few other bears fish at this spot on northern Vancouver Island.
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Black Bear
Darlene DeBoer
We spotted this beautiful black bear eating clover as we were driving by so we stopped at a safe distance so as not to disturb the bear and I took some shots with my zoom lens
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black bear
Marilyn Phillips
Small black bear I photographed the third week of September while visiting Jasper National Park
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Ursus americanus) black bear
Theresa Mayr
late one night i was looking outside when i spotted him and he spotted me .
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Young Black Bear Cub in Ontario
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Black Bear
Darrell Richards
Walking a trail, a Black bear peaked over the tall grass to see what was approaching, just as I photographed him!
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Black Bear
Darrell Richards
I call this photo "Speechless". Whilst walking one of the trails, I came upon a big black bear sitting, panting in the afternoon heat (it was 30°). As I watched him he yawned and this really long tongue came out of his mouth! I've never seen a bear tongue before and I was shocked at its size!
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black bear
Tony Joyce
Earlier this spring my wife & I were heading back from a hike when we saw a black bear sow & cub in the forest. It was the earliest we'd ever seen a bear cub and the smallest cub we'd ever seen. We had the most amazing experience watching the bears, this tiny cub never went too far from mama's side. It was near dusk & just starting to rain so tough for photos but the experience was something we will never forget.
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Tony Joyce
Early this spring my wife & I saw a black bear sow & her tiny cub of the year while we were coming back from a hike. We knew this sow as we had watched her raise cubs in the past, this year with her only having one cub we saw her be extra tender with him as they cuddled & played in the forest. Ever since that day we referred to the cub as the "tiny cub" and Tiny just stuck. We hope to see Tiny grow up to be a big bear & rule the forest like his mama.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
On our way back from a hike early this spring I saw a bear cub up ahead. My wife & I waited to not startle them, when we looked through binos we recognized the mama bear. We had watched her raise cubs in the past, always twins until this year. We watched her play & cuddle with her tiny cub, it was a magical encounter. We have seen both bears since & they have been as affectionate as the day I took this photo.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This black bear sow came out from the forest to feed on spawned chum salmon. I have watched this bear for years & when I took this photo she was putting on weight to get ready to be a first time mom. This year she has twin cubs that I have been lucky to watch grow.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
After sitting and waiting for the salmon to come in with the tide I watched this black bear sow quickly dive off the rocks to make her catch. There was a male in the area that she stood up against & after he left her patience paid off when she caught this fish.
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cinnamon bear/ black bear
Tony Joyce
A cinnamon phase black bear sow feeds on clover & sedge grass while her matching cub of the year feeds nearby. On a trip to Whistler my wife and I stopped at a park off the highway when we spotted these bears. It was our first time seeing a cinnamon bear with a matching cub.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
A coastal black bear sow patiently waits on the tide to bring in the salmon. Watching these black bears fish was the highlight of our trip to Vancouver Island this September. By respecting their space we were able to observe each bear's personality & this sow was truly unique.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Yearling in Ontario, Canada.
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Black Bear - Ursus americanus
Stuart Clark
"Hunger Games" | Black Bear | Quinsam River | Campbell River | British Columbia | Canada The Pink Salmon are moving upstream to spawn and the bears just can't stay away. A black bear will lose half their body fat during hibernation but they actually don't lose any muscle tone despite not eating or drinking during the entire hibernation. Canon 1DX MKII, EF600mm F4 IS, ISO 1250, 1/1250 Sec, F4.5, Manual Exposure www.facebook.com/questforwildlife
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
A Ruffed Grouse hen sitting on those nine Ruffed Grouse eggs.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
Nine Ruffed Grouse eggs.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
A Western Toad, serene in Swan Lake.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
A water snail in Brown Bear Lake.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
A black bear cub risks a last look as mom urges it to take cover.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
A black bear cub risks a last look as mom urges it to take cover.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
A black bear enjoying some springtime, roadside greens.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
A black bear, stopping to smell (and eat) the roses. She has stashed her two cubs deep in the bush.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
A black bear cub, on its own on a wet spring day. I hope it finds its mom.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
A black bear cub, on its own on a wet spring day. I hope it finds its mom.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
It was early summer when I saw this black bear yearling who had recently been sent off on his own. He was feeding on sedge grass and clover, his fur still wet from the early morning rain.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This black bear cub and her brother were perched in a tree while mom foraged down below. In this photo the cub is watching the flies, it was fun to watch her swat at them with her paws.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
While out hiking with my wife we found this young black bear cub & his sibling near a local pond while mom took a rest laying under a nearby tree. The other cub seemed to be fascinated by his reflection while this one wanted to run through the water and play.Tough conditions for photos as we were experiencing smoke from the wildfires in BC.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
Black bear sows send their cubs off at about 18 months, usually at the end of May before breeding season. This mom decided she wasn't ready to send the kids off to college yet & kept her yearling cubs longer than the norm. Unusual behavior & a first for us seeing a family still together in September. Both brothers are way bigger than any other yearlings we've seen since mom is still helping them find food. And this bear with his panda like face was too adorable
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This black bear sow has twin cubs this year, I have been lucky to spend time watching this family grow since spring. I have known this bear since she was younger, it has been an amazing experience seeing her as a first time mom.
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black bear
Tony Joyce
This black bear cub and his sister were perched in a tree while mom foraged on clover down below. I have been lucky to watch these cubs since they were very young, both cubs have grown since I took this shot earlier this summer.
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Black bear
Russel Krasnuik
The black bear visits our apple tree every year, this year I happened to be home & his visit was daytime! Got him in the act!
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Black Bear - Ursus americanus
Stuart Clark
The Quinsam River in Campbell River is a key spawning area for salmon. I've frequented here over the past few weeks as the bears move in to feed on the fish and fatten up for the winter. Daylight was leaving quickly and I was pushing the camera ISO to 25,600 to try and keep my shutter speed up. It was that split second when the bear realized we were there!
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Black Bear
Cheryl Fagner
Although this pic was taken far away the bear seemed to sit and pose for us.
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Black Bear and Pink Salmon
Linda Stacey
Don't Touch My Salmon Black Bears come to the Salmon spawning beds in creeks and rivers in the Fall to feed on the Salmon.I take my Camera hoping to find a Bear catching Salmon in the river I was happy on this day I was able to get a image of the Bear catching a Pink Salmon.
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Black bear
S Woods
Black bear cub startled by me when hiking off trail and bear sought a tree and posed for me briefly
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Black bear
Melissa Browett
We came around the corner on a logging road. This young bear was surprised and ran into a nearby stand of trees. We shut the vehicle off and waited. Patience was awarded with this picture
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Black Bear
Marina Baglivo
Black Bear Stops Traffic We were arriving at Mount Robson, BC and lots of people were pulled over, so we pulled over too just in time to see this young looking but large Black Bear calmly crossing the street. After safely making it across the street, he quietly disappeared into the woods. It was an awesome moment that we managed to capture. Our dog in the car became quite agitated because I think he picked up the bear's scent since our sunroof was open.
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Black Bear
Kelly Hiebert
The cub's mom and sibling were playing in the bushes along the roadway when this little one suddenly stood up tall to get a better view perhaps.
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Black Bear
Duane Larson
I spotted this brownish coloured bear up in a tree in a forest area along the South Saskatchewan River. The bear stayed up in the tree for quite awhile so I was able to capture some nice shots. I have spotted quite a few bears up in trees over the past few years, but this was the first time I was able to capture some decent photos so I was pretty happy.
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cinnamon bear/ black bear
Tony Joyce
A young cinnamon bear forages on grass and clover close to mom. This was the first cinnamon colored cub I had ever seen and she was adorable.
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cinnamon bear/ black bear
Tony Joyce
A cinnamon phase black bear forages on clover late spring. Her and her young cub had the most beautiful coats I have ever seen on bears.
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cinnamon bear/ black bear
Tony Joyce
Late spring I found this cinnamon bear sow and her cub foraging on grass and clover. I have seen cinnamon phase bears before but never one with a matching cub, even both of their chest blazes were a perfect match.
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black bear
Clarence Schramm
Around blueberry farms you may encounter black bears searching for a snack.
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black bear
Yvonne Hogg
Curious little fellow
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black bear
Tony Joyce
It had rained early in the morning when my wife and I headed out for a hike. We found this yearling black bear foraging on clover and sedge grass, his fur still wet from the rain.
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Black Bear and Pink Salmon
Linda Stacey
During the Fall the Salmon start running in the rivers and streams so I look for Black Bears catching Salmon so I can get a image hopefully of the Bear with a Salmon in their mouth before they chew it up or run off with the Salmon
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Black bear
Kelly Arns
My girls and I were observing the black bears, when they started to playfight!
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Black Bear
Dave Rothwell
Mom showing her young cubs the ropes along the Riordan River on Gribbel Island BC
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black bear
Michelle Grant
The flashing signs warning of bears on the highway were at first mocked with a flippant "When is there actually a bear around?" How wrong that assumption was! One of many, this chubby black bear had its face buried in the vast bed of yummy yellow dandelions, until it stopped mid-chew, remnants of flowers perched on its lower lip, to check out the tourists.
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Black Bear
Dave Rothwell
A young cub keeps a wary eye out along the Riordan River on Gribbel Island BC
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Black Bear
Andrew Lunt
a beautiful close encounter with this black bear early one morning in Banff National Park
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
This Black Bear sow and her cub were busy feeding on grass and clover while we watched from a distance. A person came walking past on the trail with a dog which caused the Bears to look up in the dog's direction. Thankfully the dog was on a leash so after it passed the bears went back to feeding.
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Black bear
Trisha Johnnie
Just leaving my home town carmacks Yukon. I came across this beautiful little black bear as he was walking down the hight way, just abt 10 mins outside of carmacks.
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Spirt Bear, Ursus americanus kermodei
Grace van Helvoirt
Spirit Bear fighting a black bear to protect his fishing grounds in a river system in the Great bear Rainforest.
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Black Bear
Jon Hurd
With the hot weather this summer, Bears increasingly relied on human food to bulk up for winter. This caused disagreements among the refuse such as this mother bear on the left challenging a much bigger male on the right. Apparently it is rare to see black bears fight.
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
We were out for a walk on a sunny fall afternoon looking for birds when my sister-in-law whispered "bear" and pointed up to a tree. I would have walked past without even seeing a bear, where it was sleeping was really high up. We stayed back and watched, eventually she got up to turn around and get more comfortable. One of the cutest things I've ever seen looking through my viewfinder.
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
We were out hiking and saw this male Black Bear foraging on berries as he got ready for his big winter nap. He was a very healthy looking bear & massive, it was impressive to watch his agility as he maneuvered around the small branches.
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Black Bear
Matthew Miller
A black looks up and wonders what the weird shaped figure taking pictures of him is as he works his way up a river bank foraging
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Black Bear
Ken Shulko
This mama bear and three cubs were eating fresh dandelions along the road. Two cubs were quite shy but this little one showed off for about a half hour before mom ordered them up a nearby tree.
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Black Bear
Ken Shulko
While on vacation I was wildlife watching and this black bear appeared about 20 feet in front of me. Both of us were startled but I managed to snap a few photos before he made it clear that I was not welcome.
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Black Bear Cinnamon Variation
Erika Squires
This was an amazing moment on a hike in the Northwest Territories! I have seen many Black Bears, but never have I seen one of this variation. It is a Cinnamon Black Bear, but even a little different than any images I've seen.
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Black Bear, Ursus americanus
Rebecca schroeder
A black bear and her two cubs wandering around my back yard this past spring. I'm very new to photography but got very lucky with this shot.
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black bear
lorene kimura
Spawning time on the Quinsam River brings the black bears down for fresh salsm
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
A Black Bear was fishing the creek for salmon and would carefully select the females for their roe. It is amazing to watch these animals during the salmon run, to see how quick they can pick a fish and take it back to the forest.
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Black Bear/Cinnamon Bear
Tony Joyce
This Cinnamon Bear Cub of the year was a mini version of mom. The cub's coat was very thick from living in the alpine, she was much smaller than she looks in this photo.
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Black Bear/Cinnamon Bear
Tony Joyce
This beautiful Cinnamon Bear sow had a matching cub of the year, I was lucky to watch them as they foraged on grass.
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Black Bear/Cinnamon Bear
Tony Joyce
I have seen Cinnamon Bears before but had never seen a sow with a matching cub of the year until this day. They had the most beautiful coats I've seen a bears and were such a joy to watch as they foraged on spring grass.
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
This little Black Bear cub & his mom were foraging on grass and clover when all of a sudden he flopped down on the grass & started rolling around. At 10fps I was able to capture the action as it happened and looking through my viewfinder I had the biggest smile on my face.
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
This little Black Bear cub & his mom were foraging on grass and clover when all of a sudden he flopped down on the grass & started rolling around. At 10fps I was able to capture the action as it happened and looking through my viewfinder I had the biggest smile on my face.
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
A yearling Black Bear was feeding on wild berries not far from the trail I was hiking. This was the only time her head poked out from the leaves as she was so busy eating.
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
I was out for a hike and heard some rustling in the trees and looked over to see this Black Bear climbing to the top and eating berries. The branches were so small, it is amazing to see how agile they are in trees.
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
A Black Bear yearling tries to put on some weight for winter as she feeds on wild berries. I was out hiking and this bear was close to the trail, she didn't even look my way. I stayed for a few minutes and took some photos before moving on.
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
A Black Bear yearling was feeding on berries close to the trail we were hiking and barely lifted her head to notice we were there. In this shot she is eyeing up the next bunch of berries to eat.
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
A Black Bear yearling was foraging on grass as he worked on putting on weight for winter. He briefly lifted his head as he moved on to the next patch of grass.
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Black Bear
Sharon Walker
We came upon this black bear browsing in the ditch near Seally Lake in Northeast Saskatchewan
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow standing on her hind legs to get a better view of her surroundings to determine if she or her cubs are in danger.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Cub in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Cubs with my tripod and GoPro
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Cub playing with my tripod and GoPro.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow and her cub in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow and her cub in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Young Black Bear (Wild) in Ontario
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
This Black Bear sow and her twin cubs were chased up a tree by a big male bear. After he left the area she climbed down to make sure it was safe. As she walked in my direction I stayed still, she then began to forage on the grass. When the cubs came down from the tree they were in the shade so I left this family to safely eat in peace.
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
A Black Bear Sow takes her pick of Salmon as she searches for the females to eat the roe. Taken late Fall in the rain.
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black bear
Raymonde Bourgeois
I was looking outside towards my backyard, when I noticed this big black bear by my vegetable garden, not far from my beautiful yellow flowers.
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Black Bear
Tony Joyce
It was a foggy morning as we searched small islands for Coastal Black Bears & watched them flipping, rolling & turning rocks over looking for breakfast...Crabs. This Bear was moving rocks like they were pieces of Lego. Little to no effort to use one paw to flip a rock half her size...you have to respect the strength of these majestic creatures. So cool to witness but to hear the sound of the rock slinging & crunching of the crabs was the cherry on top & and a treat to be in the middle of nowhere!
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Hiding in the weeds A black bear yearling hides in a set of weeds and colourful grasses I've spent several years photographing bears in this area and they have gotten somewhat accustomed to my presence. I keep my space in cover along the edge of the old logging road and they know I'm there and seem to go about there normal activities allowing me the chance to photograph them
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Black bear (Ursus americanus
Christopher MacDonald
Laying around. A black bear sow lays in a clearing along a logging road on a hot day. I've spent several years photographing bears in this area and they have gotten somewhat accustomed to my presence. I keep my space in cover along the edge of the old logging road and they know I'm there and seem to go about there normal activities allowing me the chance to photograph them
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Smelling the air A black bear sow smelling the area to see who the other bears are in the area I've spent several years photographing bears in this area and they have gotten somewhat accustomed to my presence. I keep my space in cover along the edge of the old logging road and they know I'm there and seem to go about there normal activities allowing me the chance to photograph them.
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
I'm thirsty! A black bear cub tries to get a drink of milk from mom. I've spent several years photographing bears in this area and they have gotten somewhat accustomed to my presence. I keep my space in cover along the edge of the old logging road and they know I'm there and seem to go about there normal activities allowing me the chance to photograph them
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Black Bear/Cinnamon Bear
Tony Joyce
I have seen Cinnamon Bears before but never a Sow with a matching cub. I was lucky to find this family foraging on grass and clover on a sunny summer's day. They had the most beautiful coats I've ever seen on Bears that glistened in the sun.
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Big girl! A black bear sow sits in a clearing along a logging road on a hot day. I've photographed these bears for several years and they have gotten use to me being around and staying just off the clearing.
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Family Portrait - A black bear sow and her cubs. I've photographed the bears in the area for years and have had a chance for them to get comfortable with me
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Praying bear cub - A black bear cub praying for nuts and berries(ok he had an itchy face) This little guy was along a logging trail with his mother. I've photographed the bears in the area for years and have had a chance for them to get comfortable with me
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Black bear
Chantelle Nadon
This photo was taken outside of Quesnel in the nazko valley. I spend all my free time exploring new places and always seem to come across something interesting. This black bear was roughly 50 feet up a tree and I just caught him by fluke.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
This black bear is enjoying his springtime, roadside dandelions even though they have gone to seed.
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Spirit Bear, Ursus Americanus Kermode
Jack Edward
I am a bear viewing guide, mostly for black bears and grizzly bears. But on occasion we are encountered by the rare Spirit Bear (black bear with recessive gene). Here he is seen using a conveniently placed tree that crashed down the river a few years ago, to reach his favourite fishing spot in order to feast on some delicious Coho salmon.
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black bear
Heather Davie
camping on one side of the river and this guy was on the other side!
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Black Bear
Chad Larsen

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Black Bear
Andrea Larsen
During an early trip to Waterton to see which bears had emerged from hibernation, we came across this beautiful cinnamon phased Black Bear.
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American black bear
Carter Dorscht
Bear cub up a tree
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John A Deal
John Deal
With a record setting pink salmon run in the local river in 2015, black bear sightings also increased much higher than normal. I spotted this subadult male black bear on a number of occasions. Over the season his feeding habits changed from eating the entire fish to selecting only female salmon and eating just the eggs.
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John A Deal
John Deal
With a record setting pink salmon run in the local river in 2015, black bear sightings also increased much higher than normal. This female black bear (blue phase) just dove into the river to catch a salmon but unfortunately missed. When she raised her head above the water she was looking directly at me.
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Ursus americanus
Brian Benaissa
A traditional black bear sighted in northern Ontario. I had the privilege of photographing this bear for 10 minutes.
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Black bear
Roberta Yaremcio
Leaving Jasper National Park along Highway 16 and I happened to spot this guy along the side of the road. It was just him and us, and he posed perfectly!
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American black bear
Carter Dorscht
One of the two cubs that were up a tree outside the Kensington Conservancy office.
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Black Bears
SHERI MINARDI
Mama bear and cubs cooling down on a hot summer night.
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Black Bears
SHERI MINARDI
Mama bear and cubs cooling down on a hot summer night.
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Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horriblis)
Kari Watkins
On the way back from a Grizzly Bear tour to Glendale Cove we spotted this black bear on one of the many islands that make up the Broughton Archipelago.
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Vancouver Island Black Bear
Rick Kitsul
Fall Harvest of Ripe Apples This bear climbed an old apple tree in 5 seconds; spent the next 15 minutes munching away.On the west coast of Vancouver Island at Steamer Point Lodge, near Nootka Island.
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Black Bear
Maja Lakhani
I was watching a young bear enjoying foraging on some green grass.
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Black Bear
Ian Murray
I was sitting waiting for Kingfishers, when this young black bear came sauntering toward me. He was totally unaware of my presence (in my truck, shooting through the window), until he heard my camera clicking. This was the moment he was aware I was there. He seemed to stretch a few inches taller to try and figure out what I was all about.
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Black Bear
Jaliya Rasaputra
Black Bear
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Cub in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Young Black Bear in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Young Black Bear in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Yearling in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Yearling in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear yearling in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow on her hind legs.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
An unusual angle I captured when this large Wild Black Bear Sow stood up when she got a scent of another bear in the area.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Yearling in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow with her two cubs.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Cubs in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Cub in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow standing on her back legs to get a better view of someone approaching from a distance.
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Black Bear
Joe Wilson
Cycling the Old Railway Bike Trail I came across this Momma Bear with her Cub close by - in the Blueberry bush
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Black Bear
Joe Wilson
Cycling the Old Railway Bike Trail I came across this Little Cub in the Blueberry bush
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Black Bear
Connie Kerik Holloway
Black Bear foraging for cranberries before hibernation
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black bear
Cynthia Prideaux
I'd never seen a bear in this area before (near Murphy's Point provincial park. The bear made sure to keep a tree or weeds between us before it ranoff
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Yearling
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Yearling Black Bear Male treed by an adult female in the area who didn't want him around!
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Black Bear
Laurie Irnie
This large Black Bear was curious about us and stood looking, listening and smelling the air
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White coloured black bear
Laurie Irnie
A white Kermode spirit bear playing in the water
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White coloured black bear
Laurie Irnie
White Kermode Spirit Bear sitting in a pine tree with a view
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Young male Black Bear in Ontario. (Wild)
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Cub. Bearly Awake!
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Yearling in Ontario
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Black bear
Lindsay Erin Anthony
driving home to ajax
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Black Bear
Linda Stacey
I was hiking with my camera gear looking for any wildlife that day I came across this young Black Bear Playing with this Chum Salmon & tossing the Salmon in the air & I manage to catch the image just in time when the Salmon landed straight up on its head.I used a telephoto lens hand held for this image.
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Seals
Robert VandenDool
We started off the day in Tofino with an early morning zodiac ride in search of black bears and any other animals nature was willing to throw our way. Upon our journey we came across this group of seals lounging on the rocks so we cautiously approached, not wanting to frighten or disturb them. These gentle animals welcomed us to their rocks which allowed for some stunning pictures to be taken and a chance to experience the true beauty of nature at its finest.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Male Black Bear
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Yearling in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Yearling Black Bear (Male) in Ontario.
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Black Bear
Gerry Trudeau
I knew the bears were there so hiked to the opposite side of the valley and put the 600mm lens on.
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Black Bear or Tuxedo Bear :)
Andrea Halwas-Larsen

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Black Bear
Andrea Halwas-Larsen

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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
I found this black bear sow near an old abandoned pick up truck along a deserted logging road. She was curious but we kept our distances and spent some time together
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
I found this black bear sow sniffing a stand of goldenrod while I was out hiking a logging trail.
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
While camping I ran into this black bear near a logging road. He stopped mid stride as soon as he saw me and then quickly went off in the other direction
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
I spent a lot of time in black bear country this year and found this male black bear walking along an old logging cut
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Black Bear
Jan Wolecki
Young Black Bear on a rainy day on Cameron Lake Road.
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Black Bear
Jan Wolecki
Young Black Bear eating worms after a rainy day on Cameron Lake Road
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Black bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
While watching these two black bear yearlings wander around an old logging road they suddenly started playing and sparing. It was all friendly between the two brothers.
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Tania Simpson
Mama bear was sitting and waiting for her 3 cubs that were sleeping in the branches above.
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Tania Simpson
I spotted two bears sleeping in a tree at a public garden. One bear hardly moved from it's slumber, while this guy kept changing his position in the tree.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
"Cinnamon" This cinnamon tinged black bear enjoys the spring at Hannah Pass near Stewart,BC.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
"Salad 2" A "veteran" black bear who is a spring regular on the "Zymacord Hill" near Terrace, BC.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
"Salad" A "veteran" black bear who is a spring regular on the "Zymacord Hill" near Terrace, BC.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Yearling
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Yearling who doesn't seem "embearassed" about bearing it all.
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Black Bear and Pink Salmon
Steve Kane
Just stopping by for lunch
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Black Bear
Mark Kelloway
While fishing on Jan Lake, a Black Bear decided to join in and fish from shore.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow scratching herself and "Bearing it all"
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Black Bear
Rebecca Manners
Found at a local dump just outside Grundy Lake Provincial Park looking for a snack.
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Black Bear
Neal Weisenberg
Two very young Black Bear cubs wrestle with each other, while foraging for food with their mother.
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Black Bear
Neal Weisenberg
A young Black Bear cub hangs on a branch, while foraging for new growth in the top of a tree.
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Black Bear
Neal Weisenberg
A young Black Bear cub peers out from the tree tops, while foraging for food.
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black bear cub
Wendy Elliott
Enjoying the Virginia Creeper berries!
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Black bear
Wendy Elliott
Just hangin around
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Black Bear
IAN MCADIE
Young black bear captured just after taking down a young deer for lunch, has a look of satisfaction,
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Black Bear
Chad Larsen
During our first trip to Waterton National Park, we stumbled across many black bears, including this little black bear cub, who put on quite a show.
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Black Bear
Chad Larsen
'Black Beauty' While out on our bear tour, we came across a sizeable Black Bear foraging along the rocks, one that we can claim with certainty is the largest Black Bear we have ever encountered; it is pretty clear that the coastal salmon diet has been good to this bear.
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Black Bear Cub
Robson Rogan
Bear cub checking out the intruder from above..
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Black Bear
Glen Liland
Seen on the drive to Maligne Lake. She had a very small baby bear with her but he would not come out of the trees.
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Black Bear Cub
Robson Rogan
Forest Encounter while treking through the BC mountains..
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Black bear cub
Maria Koutzarova
This photo taken on June 4 2014, captures a black bear cub snacking on tree leaves.
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black bear
Donna Barker
Saw this guy this spring thoroughly enjoying this field of dandelions.
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black bear cub
Paula Neilson
One early morning this summer, still in bed with 3 cats lying on the bed, one cat sat up, looked out the window and ran away from the room. I was even more alerted when the other 2 cats followed suit. I sat up and looked out to see this little bear, so I grabbed my camera and went around the house, looking cautiously for it's mother. It headed into the trees after I got this photo, likely to meet its mother on the power line clearing.
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Black bear-Ursus americanus
Trina Bradley
One afternoon in early spring I was driving home when I noticed some shiny fur on a hillside. I quickly stopped and backed up to see a young bear resting beside a log. He wasn't very concerned with me stopping on the road and taking pictures and only stood for a moment before resuming his rest.
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Black bear
Dawn Sipley
We were out camping in the beautiful Rocky Mountains pulling our trailer up a big hill and decided to pull over to give the truck a rest and this guy came walking our of the bush, of course I had my camera.
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Black Bear
Allan Colton
Saw the bear, he looked like he would be ok with his photo taken.
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Black Bear
Wilhelmina Reimer
Barney the bear filling up on berries for his winter nap.
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Black Bear
Geraldine Pritchard
Mama bear caught wind of us about 70 yards away. She had 4 cubs with her. Everyone appeared to be in great shape.
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Black Bear
Geraldine Pritchard
Could not believe my eyes. I was watching a sow with triplets with binoculars. Suddenly running out of the bush came the 4th cub. Camera didn't have a great lens but I still think it is a worthy photo.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Male Black Bear in Ontario.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Female Black Bear in Ontario
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Black Bear
Audrey Duguid
Late may, during a light rainfall we were heading back to Edmonton from the mountains. This black bear was looking for food in the dirt and grass and didn't seem to mind at all that we were watching him (from inside our vehicle).
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Black Bear, Ursus americanus
Claude Robidoux
I observed this black bear for a while in Manning prov. park. It was eating grass on a hill, then walked down and swam across a small creek, then started scratching it's back on a tree.
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Walk in the woods - A black bear strolling down a path in the forest
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
I see you! - A black bear boar standing up in the woods and checking me out on the trail
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Who gets to lead? - Two black bear boars engaged in some friendly sparring
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Black Bear
Leanna Wasky Heinzen
While heading out fishing, we captured this beautiful black bear on the side of the road. He even stopped to sit down and stick out his tongue for us!
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Tastes like a flower- A black bear boar licking the tip of a flower bud
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Where are we going? - A black bear sow and cub in a blueberry field
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Mom and child - A black bear sow and cub in a blueberry patch
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Christopher MacDonald
Big beauty - Head shot of a black bear sow who was curious about me
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild male Black Bear.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Male Black Bears sparring.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Black Bear Cub up a Maple Tree.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Black Bear Boar Portrait (wild)
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Black Bear
Melanie Moch
I was about to head down the trail for an afternoon by the river, however this was interrupted by a couple strangers who warned me of a bear approaching. I turned around and there he was. Wandering towards me. He walked behind some bushed for a bit before emerging again, 10 feet in front of me, he stared. I rose my camera and took a few shots while stepping backwards. He was hesitant. But scurried past me and bolted down the trail to the river. I guess we had the same plan. But he won.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz

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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Black Bear Cub in a tree.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Black Bears facing off in Ontario.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Black Bear Cub who seems caught in an awkward position in a huge maple tree.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Sow after a huge yawn.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Male Black Bears sparring in Ontario.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Male Black Bear
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Christopher MacDonald
Goldilocks and the 2 bears. Photographer in a blueberry field being checked out by mama bear as baby bear runs through the field.
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Black Bear
Alisha Fridland
A Black Bear sits and stares into the camera
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Blonde Black Bear
Marjetta Innes
Driving around in Prince Albert National Park I came upon a Black female bear with two blonde young bears about 1 year old. Mom rubbed herself against a post and the young bear copied mom.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Closeup of a wild Black Bear Sow in Ontario.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Black Bear Cub in a field of blueberries.
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Tania Simpson
I was driving through the provincial park, when I spotted this black bear on the side of the road munching on grass. I pulled over to the opposite side of the road and took some photos through my window.
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Tania Simpson
I was driving through the provincial park, when I spotted this black bear on the side of the road munching on grass. I pulled over to the opposite side of the road and took some photos through my window.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Black Bear Sow feeding on berries in Algonquin Provincial Park.
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Ursus americanus
Stuart Clark
It is the peak of blueberry season in Algonquin and with these tasty berries often come the black bears. While walking through the fields of blueberries, we came across 2 sows, each with 2 cubs. We photographed from a safe distance but every once and a while, the little ones would check us out.
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Black Bear Cub in Algonquin Provincial Park
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Black Bear Sow standing on her hind legs watching me while one of her two cubs runs past.
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Black bear
Marco de Oliveira
Driving in the National Park, we spot the mama bear and its cub looking for food.
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Black bear
Lori Bartlett
Eating Flowers along the Highway Driving by along the highway heading up to Jasper and here he was just walking along the edge of the highway and eating the flowers.
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Black bear
Lori Bartlett
Roadside Snack Driving up to Jasper and happened along this bear having a snack on some flowers right on the side of the road.
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Black Bear
Laura Cooper
The bear was in the backyard in the cherry tree and I was on the ground 20ft away from it. He was starting to climb down the tree when I snapped this photo.
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Black Bear
Alison Jamieson

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Black Bear
Alison Jamieson
Mother Bear
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Black Bear
Megan Lorenz
Wild Black Bear Cub resting up a tree.
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Black Bear
Alison Jamieson
I came across this Mother Black Bear while out for a drive. She had two small cubs with her so she stood up to assess the danger.
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Black Bear
Greg Hudson
On my way to Ghost Falls to get some shots when I seen this sow and her cub feeding just off the Barkerville Highway just outside of Wells,BC
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Black Bear
Greg Hudson
I was on my way home from a day of prospecting when I seen this bear feeding on a steep hillside,parked my truck and climbed up the hill aways and took some photos
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black bear
Marco de Oliveira
Bear cub and mom by the road
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Karen Ewald
I captured this photo of a black bear foraging on the side of the highway.
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Young Black Bear in the snow
Ian Neilson
Young Black Bear Running By Me
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Black Bear
Terri Shaddick

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Black Bear
Terri Shaddick
Bear hug. Two bear cub siblings having a little wrestle.
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Tania Simpson
I went for a walk in the park to see the Kokanee Salmon spawning when I saw this beautiful black bear on the ridge above the creek.
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Black Bear
Kay-Lynne Purtill
Bear just outside the campground. While there were lots of bears in the area this was the first time I have ever seen a Black Bear with a blonde stripe running the entire length of its black.
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Wolf
Derek Bissell
This Wolf was foraging in the sedges and intertidal area at the head of Knight Inlet. The river was full of salmon and she was getting her fill along with the bears.
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Black Bear
Derek Bissell
We spotted this guy lounging around snacking on mussels on our way back up Johnston Strait one evening.
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Black Bear
Derek Bissell
During the summer months, Black Bears make their way down to the low tide line to feed. We spotted this one on our way back from a great day of wildlife viewing up Knight inlet.
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Black Bear
Elizabeth Gadd
I was driving through the mountains when I saw this big fellow just chilling by the roadside. I pulled over and captured this photo.
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Black Bear/ Ursus
Steven Fines
During spawning season there is a local spot which is superb for watching Black Bears catch fish. Seeing these beautiful creatures in their element is awe inspiring. The focus and patience they exhibit when fishing is amazing. Although this shot is of the bear looking towards me, I feel it captures the focus and intensity that these bears have.
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Colleen Gara

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black bear
gaetanne riopel
It was in my friend back yard.She know that I like wild life,so she call me,i took it from my car.
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Black Bear
Debbie Oppermann
Sitting on the porch at a cottage at Key River Ontario and looked up and spotted this young bear just on a ridge right beside the cottage but it wasn't interested in us at all and only stayed for a minute
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Black Bear
Sheena Campbell
My partner and I took our dog for a hike up Mount McKay and we saw a black bear in the distance. It was running in one direction and we continued on our hike. When we finished, we packed up, got in the car to drive back down, we saw the black bear, on the side of the road. I nervously rolled down my window and got the camera ready. The bear jumped up the tree and just as he was sticking his tongue out at us like a child with an attitude is when I hit click on the camera. And there is the picture!
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Eduardo Lopez
I was looking for the first bear of the season and I saw this amazing moment!
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Black bear
Stephanie Cucovaz
Driving down a back road I came upon a mommy black bear and her 3 babies. This baby took off up a tree and watched me while I took pictures of him.
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Black Bear Track
Dave Radowits
Exploring the area and found evidence of multiple wildlife passing through the area.
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Black Bear
Verna Porter
This black bear was looking for some lunch and it wasn't going to be me
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Black Bear
Randy McLean

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Black Bear
Randy McLean

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Black Bear looks blue in the sunlight
Verna Porter
This bear started to walk towards me and excited as i was i was also cautious and stood to back off. He headed down towards some junk food instead.
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Black Bear suits this bear until he is in the sun
Verna Porter
Young Black Bear was at the dump near Biscotasing, ON and i kept my camera ready for a visit. He was starting to get a bit close but was distracted by other means (food)
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Black Bear
Stacey Wood
Young black bear wandering up our road. I think he was as surprised to see me as I was to see him!
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The (North) American black bear (Ursus americanus)
Teressa Bignell
Last year we were visited by a young bear several times. We believe this is the same bear. We even have pictures of him eating bread not far from our rabbits. In this picture I had just looked out the window and realized he was back again this year. He was cleaning up the left overs from the birds & other animals. I really like this picture because it is almost as though he is being bashful.
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cinnamon black bear cub
Barbara Halstead
Mama bear came into our yard with 3 cubs. The smallest (cinnamon coloured) cub climbed into the apple tree because he wanted to smell the flowers!
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Black Bear
Mike Kyffin

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Black Bear
Robert Thomas
This bear was fishing for spawning salmon in Thornton Creek near Ucluelet, BC.
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Black Bear
Robert Thomas
This photo was taken on a rainy day at the Thornton Creek Fish Hatchery. The bear was taking a break from eating the salmon that were spawning in Thornton Creek. The bear is looking back at the crowd of photographers.
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black bear (Ursus americanus)
kimberley pirie-milko
The fall often brings occasional guests to our town situated on the north shore of Lake of the Woods. This black bear decided to take an afternoon nap in the pine tree bordering our property and was not too happy to wake up to a camera lens.
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Black Bear
Janet Baker
Black Bear crossing the road to see me on my way to Campbell River
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Black bear
William Murdock
This beautiful bear was calmly sitting on the side of the road eating grass and I took several photos of him.
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Black Bear
Mabel Lazecki
Black bear looking for food alongside the highway
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Black Bear
Cathy Morrison
Black bear near hiway near Sikanni Chief River Bridge BC
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Black bear
Victor Liu
These bears were just crossing a road that I was driving on in Banff national park, when I captured this shot with my 70-200 lens. The light was at its best, and the bears quite cooperated too.
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Black Bear - Ursus americanus
Shannon Roberts
The black bears come down every fall to eat the berries on the bushes in the yard across the creek. Usually moms with babies, having 1, 2 or 3 babies with them.
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Black Bear
Liam Dunn
Close Up!
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Black Bear
Liam Dunn
Tasty Berry
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Black Bear
Liam Dunn
on the Red Rock Parkway in Waterton, I could hear some rustling in the bushes, so I waited a few minutes nearby with camera in hand, this guy came out and ate berries voraciously while I watched.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
Black bears are frequently seen along this highway, particularly in the springtime. This bear was probably foraging for August blueberries.
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Black Bear
William Murdoc
I saw this black bear from Highway 3 at Sunshine Valley. He was enjoying the dandelions for lunch
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Black Bear
Karla Lewis
Walking along a trail in the magnetic hill zoo taking photos of the different animals when we came across the black bear walking along a trail towards us.
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Black Bear
Jessica Davidson
Get that itch
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Black Bear
Steph Holloway
Watching the bears at the dump has become a local pass time. I got lucky one day when this guy was looking for a treat and glanced up to see who was coming to visit.
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Tania Simpson
I went to the local park to see the salmon spawning when I spotted this bear in the bushes along the creek. A watched him for about two hours eating berries and going about his business.
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Grown Black Bear
Yuliana Tan
We're on our way to Jasper when we spotted this cute creature was eating berries as his breakfast beside the highway. He enjoyed the attention he got from a bunch of people who felt in love with him at the first sigh.
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black bear
sandra vatcher
My husband and i were boating one day,and came across this bear,who tried to hide behind the rock,but being the size he was the rock was much to small.
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Black Bear
Brenda DeWetter
May daughter and I were headed out to a forestry camp ground to clean and came across this family of bears.I always carry my camera with me and was pleasantly surprised when they all posed for me. Momma bear then hastily got her cubs out of there. Incredible to watch as momma bear didn't fool around with them.
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Black bear
William Murdock
Bears are often beside the highway in Manning Park eating vegetation. This curious bear stood and stared at me while I took dozens of photos.
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Black Bear
Liam Dunn
Young Black Bear
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Black Bear
William Murdock
This bear was eating on the side of a road in Manning Park.
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Black Bear
Janet Baker
Found this big guy munching some dandelions between Sayward and Campbell River. He let me get pretty close. Then decided to cross the road to my side. Thought it best to get back in my car.
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Black Bear
Andy Ferguson
a couple of yearling cubs out for a stroll
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Black Bear
Andrew Ferguson
Mother bear watching out for her cubs
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Black Bear
Devin Taylor

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Black Bear
Emmie Bowers
Did you ever feel you were being watched by something as you canoe around a lake? Keep a close eye on the lake side. The bush has eyes.
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Black bear
ANDREA COOLEY
I was across the stream from this bear and it seemed to just be interested in what I was doing there. More curious about the flashy thing that I had in my hands perhaps.
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Black Bear
Garry Revesz
During a photo trip to find Spirit bears, we docked near Gribbell Island in the Great Bear Rainforest and ended up staying 4 days. We found bears along a creek catching salmon during a spawning run and had numerous opportunities to catch some great photos. To get a better angle, I stayed down by the edge of the creek where the bears came to fish and on several occassions I was no more than 12 or 15 feet away from them. An amazing experience.
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Black Bear
ANDREA COOLEY
I called her Bella, because she seemed to always stop and pose for pictures for me. She was just meandering her way along the ocean edged with cedar tree...looking for salmon.
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Kermode "Spirit" Bear
Garry Revesz
During a photo trip to find Spirit bears, we docked near Gribbell Island in the Great Bear Rainforest and found bears along a creek catching salmon during a spawning run
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Black Bear
Bill Cubitt
Watching a mother Black Bear and her cub walk across the highway is always a wonderful surprise to see. This cub gave me a curious look before it continued to the safety of mom's side.
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Black Bear
Grace Snider
At our local elementary school, we are very fortunate to have a wild, forested area as a major part of our playground. One fall, we discovered that we humans were not the only ones who had been hanging out in the area. These black bear tracks - as well as occasional sightings by students and staff – were evidence that a black bear was also in attendance.
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Black Bear
Jason Drury
Black bear mother and cub I spotted driving near Falkland, British Columbia. The fence in the background highlights the fragmented landscapes that wild animals are now required to negotiate.
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Annette Hill

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American Black Bear
Leslie van de Ligt
While traveling north to Jasper , Alberta on the Parkways Highway we came across this Gorgeous Black Bear about 25 ft. up a popular tree gorging on pollen pods and tender young leaves.I was able to catch him with my Canon 100 - 400mm Lens. It was a thrill to watch him.
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black bear
Marina Leyderman
After Supper
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Black Bear Cub
Debbie Oppermann
As I was taking pics of the bear cubs at the lake edge this one cub was curious about me and while the other cub left, this one stayed a bit longer watching me
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Black Bear Cubs
Debbie Oppermann
I was on a cliff edge taking some lake pics and Mama bear had just left the waters edge and went behind some rocks and to my surprise out came 2 cubs to get a drink at the waters edge - was thrilled to get some shots of them as well
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Black Bear
Debbie Oppermann
When camping at Killarney prov Park, I was on a rock cliff taking some lake pics when I heard noises coming from the bush beside me and to my surprise "Mama" wandered down to the water for a drink - closest I've been to a bear and was thrilled to get some pics
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Black Bear
John Deal
This bear is a regular at one of the fishing pools on a local river. I took this photo as he was chasing a salmon.
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Black Bear
Tania Simpson
This black bear has been visiting the park daily to eat the spawning salmon. Each day I have been stopping at the park to see if I can capture the bear. On this day I was lucky. He was on this downed tree having a good scratch and eating some of the berries around him.
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John Deal
For nearly 2 weeks I spent every lunch hour and a few hours on the weekend photographing bears at a pool on a local river. The adult bear was a Glacier Bear (blue phase) and he stayed in the shadows and would stand and wait to pounce on a fish. On this occassion, on the 12th attempt, the bear was successful in catching a pink salmon.
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Black Bear
John Deal
For nearly 2 weeks I spent every lunch hour and a few hours on the weekend photographing bears at a pool on a local river. The adult bear was a Glacier Bear (blue phase) stayed in the shadows and would stand and wait to pounce on a fish. He appeared to get frustrated after 6 or so misses. I took this photo aty one of those frustrating moments when he decided to chase the salmon around.
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Black Bear
Richard Eckert
I parked and left for a hike on the Watson Lake trail. When I returned I saw that a visitor had checked out my vehicle.
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black bear
Mike Walker
Late day, losing light, had to crank the ISO to 2500 on my 7D to get this image of a bear cub kissing its mom. Technically not my favourite photo, an endearing capture nonetheless.
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Black Bear
David Cracknell
Local Black Bear that I have been "following" for the last three years.
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Black bear - ursus americanus
Kari Watkins
Dinner time I was on a tour out of Tofino. We spotted this bear on the shoreline and stopped to watch him turning rocks in search of delicasies.
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Black Bear - ursus americanus
Kari Watkins
Looking for Dinner I was on a tour out of Tofino when we came across this bear. It was so busy digging for crabs and other delicacies it just ignored us.
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American Black Bear (Ursus Americanus)
Nick Zeis
2 cubs ran up a tree when they saw us. One went back down and ran off, this one stayed there and started feeding. I got several shots but I like this one the best!
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Black Bear
Elliott Fotherby
This image was photographed very quickly so I wouldn't disturb the bear snacking on the nearby flowers. Judging by the look on the face of the bear, it wasn't fast enough. To me, this image captures the animal's perspective of the clash between animals and humans encroaching in their habitat.
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Black Bear
Kay-Lynne Purtill
Rainy Day Young Black Bear foraging during a downpour. Photo taken while camping in the park
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Black bear
Annie Chapman
We were staying at a wilderness resort on Lake Wabatongushi. I got this shot from a small boat.
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black bear
Marta Garcia
Returining from Maligne Lake, we stopped behind the vehicle wondering what kind of animal was there. Then we saw a black bear who apparently decided that when cars are stopped it is safe to cross the road.
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Black Bear
Kirk Friederich
Walking down a beach front road and he stepted out in front of us .
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Black Bear
Liam Dunn
Berries and Snow. A black bear cub with Mom nearby snacks on berries pushed lower by a heavy fall snow.
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black bear
Beatrice Powell
Driving through the park, saw this bear eating blackberries by the side of the road.
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Black Bear
Richard Goerg
This bear was feeding on wild raspberries along the shore of Medicine Lake.
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Black Bear
Shelley Willmott
This was taken in April and this little guy was just laying by the side of the road as if he had just woken up!
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Ours noir
Luc Farrell
Ours noir mangeant du trèfle dans un vieux chemin forestier.
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Black Bear, Ursus Americanus
Michael Dockery
While driving up the winding road leading to Mount Edith Cavell, I spotted a cinnamon black bear with two cubs a walking alongside the road. As i was watching them the mother sent the two cubs up a tree and I was able to snap this photo of the bear cub looking around from his perch in the tree.
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Black Bear
Frances Gauthier
We were driving through the park, and we came across this little guy, no mom in sight. He would perk up at exactly the right time. He stuck around long enough for me to get some great shots.
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Black Bear
Marvin Salvail
While out for a walk beside the Debovine Slough at first I thought it was beaver, but as it turned out it was a bear. He wa crossing the slough to get to the blueberry fields.
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Black Bear
Anita Szabo
The Trout Lake Road is the beatles long and winding road
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Black Bear
Lori Jezowski
These sweetiejust walked right out of the bush and waited for his pic to be taken.
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Black Bear
Rob Fry
Halloween Colours This black bear was enjoying an early October day.
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Black Bear
David Ingoe
On my way to Red Rock Canyonin early morning, I spotted this Bear feeding on the leaves and grasses.
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Black bear
Jocelyne Phillips
These bears were fighting for feed at Marineland. I just liked the dynamics happening.