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Salad Baaar (American Black Bear) by Leslie van de Ligt
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July 15, 2011


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This gorgeous female bear was just east of the Saskatchewan River crossing on the Banllf National Park Border in Alberta. She was happily munching clover and dandelions while her three cubs played a bit further on in the grass.

Rebel XSI, Lens Canon 100 – 400mm
East of Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta, Canada

American Black Bear

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 season and location. 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. American black bears often mark trees with their claws to show dominance in an area. Dominance is determined by the highest claw mark found on the tree. This behavior is common to many species of bears found in the United States and Canada.

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bear, black, female eating, banff, alberta

I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Leslie…wonderful details

  • Thank you so very much Larry for the great comment and the Fave! Really appreciated my friend. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • William Brennan
    William Brennanabout 3 years ago

    So cute! LOVE the title! Great work. =)

  • William I sure appreciate you stopping in and leaving such a nice comment and giving me a Fave. Both are surely appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 3 years ago

    A beautiful shot Leslie and interesting info.

  • Many thanks my friend and also for the fave..I sure appreciate you stopping in. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 3 years ago

    Oh my, you were so lucky Leslie. Munching on dandelions sounds a lot better than munching on humans right? She looks happy and safe. Wonderful shot my friend. Instant fave.

  • Teresa, we couldn’t believe our eyes! She was looking right at me when I took this. Thank you so very much for your lovely comment and Fave. I really appreciate them both. Take care dear friend. Hugs :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 3 years ago

    WHEWWWWW thgis is a terriffic capture, a favorite for sure.

  • Malcolm many thanks for the wonderful comment and the Fave my friend. So appreciated ! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 3 years ago

    Awesome capture……..well done !!

  • Sean thank you for stopping in and leaving such a wonderful comment and fave. Truly appreciated! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterabout 3 years ago

    Outstanding capture Leslie!

  • Wow Istvan, thank you so much for the kind words and Fave. So appreciated !!! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 3 years ago

    A beauty, Leslie! What a marvellous capture of this lovely lady!

  • Mike , I thank so very much for you very lovely comments. Appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Marie Brown ©
    Marie Brown ©about 3 years ago


    15/7/2011

  • Marie, Many, Many thanks for this Marvelous Feature. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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