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Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by John E., Aug 26, 2005.

  1. John E.

    John E. TPF Noob!

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    After spending the summer searching for bears in the wild, to which I was only successful in the spring, I finally resorted to the garbage dump. :grumpy: Even so it was fun :D I was able to get about 25ft from her before my nerves gave out. She watched me for a little while then decieded I was no threat and totally ignored me

    All the pictures were taken @ 125mm, none were cropped.

    Following her nose, she is definatly the biggest sow I have ever seen :shock: . Pregnant I would think.
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    This looks like a good place to sit, right next to the treats, gotta keep an eye out for the competition.
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    Even in garbage they are noble beasts
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    Sticks her tongue out at me,
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    then starts pigging out on the goodies. U ummm this one smells nice :D
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    hahaha, it's funny seeing the bear in the dump like that... I've never seen a bear outside of the zoo before... so that's pretty cool!
    I heard that they are attracted to the dump but never really believed it much. :lol:
     
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    dude, are you crazy? don't bears eat people?

    thanks for risking life and limb to share these rare shots John....excellent!
     
  4. John E.

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    Littleman some bears will brave humans for thier leftovers, this yeas has been really dry and there is not enough food in the woods. The sad truth is: too many bears + not enough food = A high number will starve to death this year. We have a large bear problem right now, many are coming into town searching for food and do you think I could be around when it happens :roll:

    JonMikal, it would be more likely I would get hit by a double decker bus in D.C. than get eaten by a bear. :D This is a pregnant female, she only wants to eat. Confrontation takes away energy and she wouldn't want to risk injuring herself. But still at the slightest sign of her discomfort I would have backed away. Being a garbage bear she is accustomed to people.
     
  5. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Black bear generally only have a litter of 2-3 cubs, but that sure is a big bear eating for two at least. That's the biggest bear I've ever seen, but of course, my representative sample is rather small :).

    Awesome captures!
     
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    One word Awsome. Ernie
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No-no-no-no-no. You have not sunk anywhere. Actually I admire you for going to that garbade dump in order to capture some bear-in-civilisation-photos!

    I like the third with the seagull in front best of all, the one that you captioned as "Even in garbage they are noble beasts". But they are all good.

    I am sure the SMELL was not THAT good... actually I assume it was a smell I can very well live WITHOUT! ;)
     
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    Great pics. My Dad used to take us boys to the dump to see a trio of bears. We would toss them bread and even gave them names. It sounds stupid, but it's a fond memory of childhood. It was amazing to see them lumber about. Great pics!
     
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    I wanted to get some bear pics in canada...but I only saw one bear and we were on the road so we couldnt really stop :(
     
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    Very interesting, wich I was there.

    Eric
     
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    you lucky duck. bears are gorgeous creatures. nice job too getting in there and shooting them!!
     
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    kewl shots John. you are right, the hot dry summer will be hard on these poor animals. they will start to venture towards town to look for food. i only hope the authorities will capture and remove them before the local police shoot them :x

    way to go, hanging out at the high class spots to get your photos :lol: i see the northern albino crow didnt miss this photo op. ;)
     

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