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Black Bear

Ursus americanus

Description:

Large mammal that can be varying colors from blonde to black. I ended up seeing 14 bears total this evening, and all were black.

Habitat:

At Alligator River NWR. Close to the coast with lots of agricultural fields, forests, and water canals. Got to see a few of the bears swim after they crossed the road, was pretty cool!

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13 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Thanks Rob, Satyen, Emily, Tom, and Cody! Emily, I had only seen 2 bears before this, both at night and from very far away. I went to this place specifically for the bears, it was something I really wanted to photograph while in NC. Hopefully you get to see some soon too :)

CodyHughes
CodyHughes 6 years ago

Great Shots!

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Great pics and congrats on getting all those bears!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Wow! Once again I am so jealous! I have never seen a bear in the wild and for you to see 14 in one evening I am just blown away! This is such a beautiful series!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Beautiful series Ashley!

RobThacker
RobThacker 6 years ago

Iconic!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Thanks Maria and Gary :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Cool that you got to see them, Ashley! This is a well-known place for spotting bears. When I was there in January, I unfortunately didn't see any - nice to see them in your photos!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Thanks so much Fyn and Antonio :)

Great series Ashley,beautiful ligth and collours capture,congrats and thanks for sharing

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Love the light and comp on the 2nd shot!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Thank you Jae, these are some of my favorite photos I've ever taken :)

Jae
Jae 6 years ago

Wow beautiful pictures, AshleyT.

AshleyT
Spotted by
AshleyT

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 18, 2014
Submitted on Jun 29, 2014

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