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Black Bear

Ursus americanus


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


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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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 6 years ago

Great Shots!

Tom15 6 years ago

Great pics and congrats on getting all those bears!

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 6 years ago


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 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 6 years ago

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

Jae 6 years ago

Wow beautiful pictures, AshleyT.

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North Carolina, USA

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

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