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The black bear (Ursus americanus) is one of the most familiar wild animals in North America today. Black bears are the smallest of the bear species in North America, but are still a bulky and thickset mammal. Approximately 150 cm (5ft) long and with a height at the shoulder that varies from 100 to 120 cm (3.25 to 4 ft). Their weight varies dramatically in the course of a year, lowest in spring, highest in late fall. Adult males typically weigh between 57-250 kg (125 and 550 lb), while females weigh 33% less at 41-109 kg (90–275 lb).

Despite their name, black bears show a great deal of color variation. Individual coat colors can range from white, blond, cinnamon, or light brown to dark chocolate brown or to jet black, with many intermediate variations existing. Bluish tinged black bears occur along a portion of coastal Alaska and British Columbia. White to cream colored black bears occur in coastal islands and the adjacent mainland of south-western British Columbia. Albino specimens have also been recorded. Black coats tend to predominate in moist areas such as New England, New York, Tennessee, Michigan and western Washington. 70% of all black bears are black, though only 50% of black bears in the Rocky Mountains are black.

Taken at Waterton Lakes National Park in Southern Alberta, Canada.

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length:300 mm
Exposure:1/400 at f/7.1
ISO: 1600
No post-processing

I am an amateur photographer living in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

I enjoy photographing the wonders of the world around me; whether that means capturing images of animals and wildlife, scenic natural landscapes, or man-made wonders.

I travel all over Canada in pursuit of this passion and my dream is to one day be able to do this full-time.

Thank you for your interest in my work,
Alyce Taylor

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Alyce

  • Thanx Larry :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture……..he looks so adorable in the tree : )

  • Thanx Sean…they really were adorable :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 3 years ago

    hehe aww gorgeous shot

  • Thanx Trudi :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • zumi
    zumiover 3 years ago

    wonderful shot!

  • Thank you Zumi :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    A fantastic capture Alyce.

  • Thanx Don :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    Baby bears are always sooooooo cute.

  • The mama and the big daddys aren’t so bad either ;)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Eileen O'Rourke
    Eileen O'Rourkeover 3 years ago

    What a fabulous photo……well captured Alyce.

  • Thank you Eileen :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 3 years ago

  • Thanx for the feature Laura :)

    – Alyce Taylor

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