A favorite activity of the Bears in Cades Cove is tourist watching!

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  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgeralmost 6 years ago

    He is just gorgeous…and young! Beautiful shot!

  • Thanks. I would say he was born the prior winter. What concerns me is him getting to used to people and some idiots feeding him. The only thing I want to see him shot with is a camera!

    – MountainHawk

  • lefty1
    lefty1almost 6 years ago

    great shot MountainHawk!

  • Thanks again John. I just hope he is able to stay wild in Cades Cove. Too many bears have to be relocated every year because stupid people feed them!

    – MountainHawk

  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...almost 6 years ago

    now this is awesome!! you get this recently?excellent shot, he does look like a yearling

  • Last Sunday. We are long overdue for getting together. We both seem to have good fortune in seeing Bears. I saw a Mother and her two cubs off the road in between the Cove and Tremont the same day. To far into the trees for any good pics but still cool to see.

    – MountainHawk

  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...almost 6 years ago

    dang!! i was up around tremont last sunday too, got out with brutus for awhile after the rain stopped
    didnt head to the cove..it was Sunday!! lol
    easter sunday..i opened and closed store..so didnt get out to do anything
    nice to know they are out tho :)

  • dc witmer
    dc witmeralmost 6 years ago

    great shot Mike, I think this is the same bear, looks like the road right before the Tipton’s

  • Thanks. Sure is. I thought your bear looked familiar. He was right in front of my trailblazer but thankfully did not do what he did in your pic!

    – MountainHawk

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 6 years ago

    oh boy, you seem too close for me but a fabulous shot, dawnx

  • I never actually had to get out of the Trailblazer! But he was really close at one point.

    – MountainHawk

  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryalmost 6 years ago

    LOL! I bet… Glad its not eating the tourist for lunch!

  • He really was checking out the tourist. Then he would go back to foraging. Hopefully he will leave the tourist alone or the park will relocate him.

    – MountainHawk

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleealmost 6 years ago

    beautiful to see!

  • I just hope he survives the tourist!

    – MountainHawk

  • cdudak
    cdudakalmost 6 years ago

    Another great shot of this beautiful bear…..Kay

  • Thanks Kay! He is a beauty!

    – MountainHawk

  • JanT
    JanTalmost 6 years ago

    These are great shots and this youngster is a beauty. Did he ask to borrow your camera?

    I always prefer bear encounters from my jeep, but we’re not always that lucky, right? They’re awake here, too, both black and grizzly.

  • Thanks Jan! He was right in front of my Trailblazer at one point. And no you do not usually get this lucky. These close encounters are rare. You are usually trying to shoot through the forest trees or in dark lighting situations.

    – MountainHawk

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