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Black Bear in Late Spring

Not true hibernators, black bears merely sleep winter away and often roam about. When they fully awake they are famished as their metabolism has not slowed to a state of full dormancy. Their diet at this time consists of whatever bugs can be found, animals if they can capture them but primarily they exist on green plants.

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Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)30-Jan-2019 17:06
Beautiful work -v-
Alexander Kazakov11-Nov-2018 08:10
Fantastic! So close up! V
Range View 26-Sep-2018 00:34
A wonderful close capture, the detail is excellent. V
Pentti Kyyronen11-Sep-2018 10:09
He/she is a very cute looking black bear, a leave in his mouth makes him less frightening. An excellent capture. BV
Robbie D7009-Sep-2018 14:18
Fantastic shot Buz.
Hope it dident fancy meat to go with the veg while you were there.
Ton T.05-Sep-2018 20:09
Awesome portrait! V
Dave Petersen Photography05-Sep-2018 19:15
What a spectacular look and capture. The eye contact is fantastic and the expression is priceless!! VVV
MarcViskens04-Sep-2018 19:50
wow this is very nice
Martin Lamoon03-Sep-2018 21:07
An amazing closeup.
Nick Paoni03-Sep-2018 19:10
Great eye contact. Looks like you disturbed him in mid chew.
Pierre03-Sep-2018 12:34
Un portrait remarquable de cet ours noir, une image bien nette et très détaillée! V
Zoltán Balogh03-Sep-2018 04:33
Excellent portrait Buz, wow! V
Pieter Bos02-Sep-2018 20:02
Outstanding portrait, Buz! ~V
Tom LeRoy02-Sep-2018 10:21
Magnificent close-up, stunning work, Buz. V
Julie Oldfield01-Sep-2018 19:06
Wow! You got his attention. This is absolutely awesome. V
Ika Zinka Eferl01-Sep-2018 09:18
Superb portrait, Buz! Looks like a big and friendly bear :-). V
Nirvan Hope01-Sep-2018 04:17
Amazingly close! A stunner of a close up with perfect eye contact.
Chris Picard31-Aug-2018 23:58
That's pretty close Buz. I can count hairs. Super clarity in this great bear portrait. V
Torben Jorgensen31-Aug-2018 12:50
Wow is all I can say. Wish I could have seen it. V
Phil Orgeron31-Aug-2018 11:46
SUPER image Buz! Texture and detail and wonderful! V
Marcia Colelli31-Aug-2018 10:41
Excellent capture. Look at those beautiful eyes. V
Anna & Christian RECK31-Aug-2018 09:00
This big teddy bear doesn't look happy eating vegetaria! :-) BV. Annan
John Vass31-Aug-2018 05:38
Very nice Buz! Outstanding shot well executed! With black bears it’s actually pretty difficult to get a decent shot! Echoing others here this could be one of the best I have seen! I watched a bear run in to a forest in Idaho that had been burnt over maybe a decade before and vanish before my eyes among the black stumps and the shadows of the small trees. It was still there because one could see little glimpses of it if it looked back over it’s shoulder. I have seen the same thing in Olympic N.P. - BV
Bryan Murahashi31-Aug-2018 04:18
Wonderful expression as he is caught enjoying his salad. A superb capture, Buz.
Jean Chiasson31-Aug-2018 01:56
Wow great portrait expression Buz BV
Jeff Real31-Aug-2018 01:29
This is an absolutely amazing portrait!
I will remember this expression
Jean D31-Aug-2018 00:53
Jean D31-Aug-2018 00:52
A fine sharp capture of this black bear working on increasing Vitamin K to his diet.
Dennis Hoyne31-Aug-2018 00:33
Probably the best bear portrait, I've seen. An excellent photograph.BV
Johnny JAG30-Aug-2018 19:54
Brilliant portrait, lucky they don't eat photographers!
Claude Gagnon30-Aug-2018 19:00
Wow, what an amazing face-to-face! Fantastic shot Buz :)) VV
Sam_C30-Aug-2018 08:51
Awesome! No body catches these babies better than you Buz and you know that! V++
Fong Lam30-Aug-2018 08:01
Impressive capture with splendid clarity and eye contact....V
Juliette30-Aug-2018 07:47
outstanding !!!! V
Paco López30-Aug-2018 04:57
Fabulous!! V!
larose forest photos30-Aug-2018 02:48
This is surely one of the best shots!! A beautiful creature, so dog-like I always think. Details are stunning. You must have been close! V+
carol j. phipps30-Aug-2018 02:18
Stunning detail of the eyes and gaze. Really pleasing composition. V
Frank Brault30-Aug-2018 00:50
A magnificent portrait! V
William Barletta30-Aug-2018 00:02
A beautiful animal portrait ~V~
Brenda29-Aug-2018 22:04
Beautiful. Great eyes. V
bill friedlander29-Aug-2018 20:53
You nailed this one, Buz. Excellent detail in the dark fur, intense eye contact. V
Colin Storey29-Aug-2018 19:18
Wonderful image, love the look.
rick bolt29-Aug-2018 18:22
Wonderful shot, Buz. I have a dog named Bear who looks a lot like this.
janescottcumming29-Aug-2018 17:09
What a great catch of this guy enjoying some greens. He seems very attentive! V
Blandine Mangin29-Aug-2018 16:04
superb capture ! v
Walter Otto Koenig29-Aug-2018 16:04
Wonderful portrait Buz. Love the eyes and leaves. Looks great in original. "V"
danad29-Aug-2018 15:30
An impressive portrait ! Great pose....BV.
1moremile29-Aug-2018 14:32
I'm glad leaves are in their diet, but this is still too close for me. V.
pkocinski29-Aug-2018 11:46
Awesome image Buz! Love the greens hanging out of his mouth.
Yvonne29-Aug-2018 11:38
A fabulous close up Buz... the bear has such a worried expression! v
borisalex29-Aug-2018 09:39
He´s looking out for you! Great catch! V.
Graeme29-Aug-2018 09:29
A fine portrait of this beautiful black bear, Buz. V!!!
laine29-Aug-2018 04:58
Such a lovely face...a great photo Buz.V
joseantonio29-Aug-2018 04:09
wow, seems you were quite close....Great shot.V.
Allan Jay29-Aug-2018 03:48
Stunning portrait of this black bear!
Frank Tran29-Aug-2018 02:19
Wow! Fantastic shot. V+
fredrcox29-Aug-2018 01:15
A fantastic capture, Buz!
Jim Coffman29-Aug-2018 01:09
I would be hard to top this!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!
Helen Betts29-Aug-2018 01:04
What an excellent portrait of this bear, who has the look of having been caught in the act. V.
Gill Kopy29-Aug-2018 00:50
Wow Buz, what a great bear shot - looks like you disturbed its lunch !!! V
Range View 29-Aug-2018 00:38
Fantastic shot Buz those eyes look menacing. BV.
globalgadabout29-Aug-2018 00:34
captivating image....impressive clarity and the eye contact is will take a lot of salad to fill this ones belly..V
Neil Marcus29-Aug-2018 00:30
Their diet is reassuring. A fine closup wit an almost human expression. I think that he thinks you want those leaves."VVV"a