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Rebel XSi, Lens Canon 100mm – 400
Columbia Icefield’s Highway, Alberta Canada
American Black Bear

November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011

November 30, 2011

November 30, 2011

Don’t you jut love his expression. A little deceptive as he is a wild creature
and wouldn’t really want you that close. He was about 30 feet in the air on a old poplar tree munching to his heart’s content. I just loved his facial expression.

American Black Bear
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American black bear
Temporal range: Late Pliocene-Early Pleistocene to recent
At Lake Louise, Alberta
Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)1
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Genus: Ursus
Species: U. americanus
Binomial name
Ursus americanus
(Pallas, 1780)

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Euarctos americanus

The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent’s smallest and most common bear species. Black bears are omnivores, with their diets varying greatly depending on season and location. They 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 using 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.

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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  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    He looks harmless doesn’t he. A terrific shot Leslie.

  • He sure does but a couple minutes later he was showing his teeth to his sibling ….. go figure Thank so much Al :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Jessica Dzupina
    Jessica Dzupinaover 3 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the banner Jessica! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Awesome close-up Leslie, love the facial detail Leslie

  • I so appreciate the Wonderful banner, Great comment and the Fave Larry. Thank you :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • tanks for the banner Ray. My pleasure :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • CanyonWind
  • Many Many thanks for the Feature and Great Banner Pops!!! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    the ears are saying something sis. I wonder if it’s hurrying to eat, dripping the leaves, messy eater. LOL
    The expression is priceless

  • Sis he was happily munching away in this shot. but he was curious as well thus the gentle expression. Later he was showing he teeth to his partner. Thanks so much for your comment. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work !!! Bravo!!!
    Your host, Deb
    November 29, 2011

  • Deb, Many Many thanks for this feature. I am just truly honored to receive it. Thank you so very much/ :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 3 years ago

    What a great shot,…..Sure hope your doing this safely,…..

  • Thanks John and Oh yes safety first. A big lens brings this in for our viewing pleasure. The fave is most appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 3 years ago

    This is wonderful Leslie! I love the expression on his face. Too cute!

  • Thanks for your terrific comment Deb. He does look pretty laid back doesn’t he? :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    30 November 2011…Awesome work Leslie

  • Wow! What an unexpected Honor this is Larry! Thank you So very Much! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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