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American Black Bear

Ursus americanus


This cinnamon colored black bear is a color phase of the American black bear which is a medium-sized bear native to North America. He appeared to be looking for something edible in the tree.


This was a fairly open mountain valley car park surrounded by conifers on one side and a few aspens on the other. The Bear was seen feeding on dandelions along the cut verges of the car park. It eventually disappeared into the conifers.


I was sorting through some photographs taken last year and came across this one. Perhaps not my sharpest ever photograph but I do like the pose.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thanks very much, Ian

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago


ianmaton 7 years ago

Hi Scott, I've undated the habitat information. Hopefully, this fits the requirements a little better.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Wow, what a shot! Can you put in the habitat of your spotting? Actually, here is what Project Noah advises for Habitat information. "Please state the actual habitat where you photographed the spotting ... . Again, it is not necessary to state published habitat information here, this can be referenced in the 'reference links' box." See Thanks!

duttagupta35504 7 years ago


Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

wow!!wonderful shot!!

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Alberta, Canada

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 3, 2014

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