Featured in Baby Wildlife of the World on June 26th, 2011.
Featured in Canadian Rocky Mountains on June 13th, 2011.
Featured in For the Love of Animals on June 12th, 2011.
Featured in As Is Photography on June 10th, 2011.
Featured in Images of Endearment on June 9th, 2011.

A young black bear cub stops eating to take a closer look at the spectators nearby.

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:180 mm
Exposure:1/250 at f/5.6
ISO speed:ISO 1000
No post-processing

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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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  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandnerover 3 years ago

    Awww what an adorable little guy – mind you i wouldnt want to run into muma bear.. . or this guy a few years down the track!!! !

  • Mama bear was right beside him…there were 3 cubs and the mother grazing alongside the road :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 3 years ago

  • Thanx for the feature Laura :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...over 3 years ago

    Wonderful Capture

  • Thank you :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Nice colorful capture

  • Thanx Larry :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Thanx Andrea :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    10 June 2011 – 1 image per day

    Lovely capture!

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    Marie Brown ©over 3 years ago


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  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 3 years ago

    Wonderful image! Congratulations on it’s feature!

  • Thank you Glenn :)

    – Alyce Taylor

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