I will cherish this exhilarating experience forever. I must admit I was extremely intimidated, as I stood, unprotected and vulnerable in an open field with only my camera between these powerful animals and me. I took a deep breath to calm my nerves and reminded myself as long as I respect their space, do not impede, and take care not to pose a threat to them, they will allow me to observe and photograph them.
I was surprised to see how calm the bear were as they moseyed around the field looking for food, resting in the shade and taking in the beauty of their surroundings. A calm washed over me as they transported me into their world. The only time I felt tension was when a large male entered the field putting momma bear on extreme alert. She rushed her babes into the woods and up a tree. This large male had a powerful presence that unsettled me as well!
Looking for gifts with bears on them? Here are a few of my products.
|Woodland Wander Paperweight|
|Black Beauty 12x12 print|
|Bear Essentials 15x15 Framed|
|Bear Essentials Pendant|