This was taken near Port Hardy on Vancouver Island Canada, we saw a total of 12 that day, 3 of them were cubs in one family, I have shots but Mom took them away so quickly that the shots are very poor, also he shook himself as I took it, hence the flies etc.,
taken with a Fuji S20pro
The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is North America’s smallest and most common species of bear. Black bears are omnivores, with their diets varying greatly depending on the season. Black bears typically live in largely forested areas, but do leave forests in search of food. Sometimes they become attracted to human communities because of the immediate availability of food. The American black bear is listed by the IUCN as Least Concern, due to the species’ widespread distribution and a large global population estimated to be twice that of all other bear species combined.