This is why you should reconsider wandering through the tall bushes in berry season. Taken August 1 in Yellowstone’s Lamar valley. This was a very large black bear enjoying the season’s berry crop. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.

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Canon EOS-1D, Mark II, Canon 500 f4L IS w Canon 1.4 extender – 1/200@ f/8, ISO 100, Bogen 3411 w Wimberley style head. Processed in Adobe Lightroom 2.2


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3rd Generation Montanan, raised with a camera in hand, matriculated at U of M (GRIZ) with degrees in History and Creative Writing. Amassing Canon gear to enjoy in my retirement. I spend whatever time I can in Yellowstone and various other Montana wild venues.

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  • Donna Ridgway
    Donna Ridgwayabout 5 years ago

    Marvelous photo! I like seeing these guys, but it’s nice to have a bit of distance between them and the camera!

  • Yep – long lens are worth the $ – if I was as close as this picture suggests I would probably got a more intimate acquaintance with this feller.

    – Ken McElroy

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesabout 5 years ago

    Nice capture!!

  • Thanks Arla, All in a day’s work, heh,heh.

    – Ken McElroy

  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic! What a capture!

  • Thanks, Carol – appreciate the compliment.

    – Ken McElroy

  • RodeoImagesAus
    RodeoImagesAusabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture…

  • JeffeeArt4u
    JeffeeArt4uabout 5 years ago

    Hello, I have viewed your bear image a few times and came back and wanted to favorite it. I think he is cute and wondered what kind of berries he was eating? I live in the door of a National Park also here in Tennessee. A lot of people like the Black Bear.

  • Hello,
    I did not get up close – but chokecherry is my best guess. Thanks for your favorite. It is great to be so near a national park – would love to see yours one day.

    – Ken McElroy

  • connieinwi
    connieinwiabout 5 years ago

    Great capture…

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartabout 5 years ago

    Adorable capture of this bear in the Lamar Valley area of Yellowstone National Park! I believe this is the same bear I captured in the same area in July. The missing chunk in the ear is exactly the same as the bear I captured! : )

  • Wouldn’t surprise me – they tend to hang in a favority vicinity. thanks for your comment.

    – Ken McElroy

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateover 4 years ago


  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    Stunning capture!
    1 DAY 2011/03/23


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