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This image could use a few more bracketed frames but while capturing the first three shots I heard some crashing and looked up to see a Black Bear moving towards me. We both froze for a moment – actually I froze and the Bear stopped to sniff the air. When I started to straighten the Bear ran back into the trees but I could see him on a log looking my way - he was probably heading for the creek and wanted me to move. I wasn’t going to make him ask twice - time to pack-up and move on!

Woods near Wawona.

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April 18, 2013
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Apr 19, 2013 1:12:03 am
Wise move getting out of there - a picture may be worth a thousand words, but it's not worth getting mauled by a bear. Nice forest scene, & I especially like the sun peeking through the branches & casting those long shadows...

by photosynthesis Homepage »

Apr 19, 2013 5:40:23 am
a magical place indeed! :)
beautiful picture

by SissyB Homepage »

Apr 19, 2013 7:40:19 am
Fantastic photo and fascinating story

by Faemike55 Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 19, 2013 10:05:12 am
Marvelous capture my friend !!!

by Cyve Homepage »

Apr 19, 2013 10:12:20 am
Super! Fantastic Forest!!

by Valeriya Homepage »

Apr 19, 2013 10:57:24 am
Wonderful place and excellent shot with the sun behind the trees! Splendid image!

by Jean_C Homepage »

Apr 19, 2013 11:42:24 am
Very nice capture. I like the lighting very much. It was a good descision from you to leave the place.

by X-PaX Homepage »

Apr 19, 2013 2:40:02 pm
Ohhhhhh......This is a magnificent capture, the lighting is just perfect! Marvelous work!

by mgtcs Homepage »

Apr 21, 2013 12:41:44 pm

by bebert Homepage »

Apr 22, 2013 3:20:12 pm
Great light to get a bear hug! Bet you thought twice about taking his picture in that moment of hesitation!

by abreojos Homepage »

Apr 23, 2013 1:16:25 am
Yep thought did cross my mind – but would have been foolish except with a 500mm lens and a lot more distance :)

by mtdana Homepage »

Apr 29, 2013 3:13:17 am
Fantastic back light shot. Wonderful colors and shadow game.

by Hendesse Homepage »

Jul 16, 2013 10:09:50 pm
A spectacular view through the trees. Watch out for those bears out there!!!

by danapommet Online Now!   Homepage »


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