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He’s a Black Bear (Ursus americanus) but that does not mean his fur is black. He’s brown and he’s beautiful. He’s a cinnamon bear (Ursus americanus cinnamomum) enjoying the spring grass in the northeast corner of Yellowstone.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming USA
Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 400mm, Exposure 1/250 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400

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During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Natureover 1 year ago

    Description  by Owed to Nature

    He’s a Black Bear (Ursus americanus) but that does not mean his fur is black. He’s brown and he’s beautiful. He’s a cinnamon bear (Ursus americanus cinnamomum) enjoying the spring grass in the northeast corner of Yellowstone.
    Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming USA


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    – Owed to Nature

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    OMG!!! I am so affraid about bears. I would run away like crazy! lol. great shot madame ;)

  • HA! Have to tell you this then… this bear had started a “bear (traffic) jam,” we were several cars back, and I had no way to see him from my seat. So I got out of the car, walked forward but positioned myself so that 2 lanes of traffic were between us and I shot over the hoods of cars as they passed. Happily clicking away and watching the bear in my viewfinder, little did I know that some courteous drivers not knowing I could zoom over their cars, stopped to give me a wide-open clear view. What a surprise to find nothing but 100 yards of fresh air between me and this bear! But I didn’t run, I just waved them on to get back into the protection of passing cars and resumed clicking. ;-) Thank You Manon!

    – Owed to Nature

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    He looks very huggable xxx

  • Thank you Lynn! He had such a luxurious coat of fur that would ripple in the breeze. Looked so soft and tempting to run your fingers through… But no worries, wouldn’t even think of asking him for a bear hug! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Kent Keller
    Kent Kellerover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous image Sylvia!!! My finger hit favorite before I even thought about it!

  • Thanks Kent! We saw several bears, including cute little bounding cubs, but most were blobs and dots in the distance. But this handsome guy couldn’t get enough of the grass by the road, and we couldn’t get enough of watching him. He is a beauty and favorite for me too. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Yes indeed. Good enough to eat, though I don’t think he’d take well to being sprinkled on my oatmeal…. Such glorious textures; you caught him to perfection, Sylvia.

  • I prefer my oatmeal plain but you’d need some wicked big bowl to get this cinnamon on top of yours! ;-) Thank You Sheila!

    – Owed to Nature

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
    .

  • Thank you very much Ann!

    – Owed to Nature

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    This is an excellent piece of work!
    Not a guy (girl) to get an argument with (^_^)

  • You are so right… Beautiful to look at… but at a safe distance! ;-) Thank you very much John.

    – Owed to Nature

  • John Velocci
    John Velocciover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    June 18, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you Teresa! Greatly appreciate your Features, generosity and support… Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkover 1 year ago

    Great shot!!!

  • Thank you Carolyn!

    – Owed to Nature

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