Where's Mama by Gary L   Suddath

Yearling black baer cub seperated from its mama by tourist.I got the tourist parted an him back on his way to mama. I had a portable police scanner tuned to the park system and bluffed everyone into thinking I was with the park. My shot was made from the edge of the lane I created for him to walk to the other side of the road.What some tourist don’t realize Mama might come lookin for him which was to there backs. Just because some bears in parks seem aproachable doesn’t mean they want attack unexpectedly.


  • whisperingruth
    whisperingruthover 7 years ago

    Fantastic shot! Stupid tourist!

  • Hiroko
    Hirokoover 7 years ago

    Adorable fella, geat shot.

  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...over 7 years ago

    excellent shot here, perfect focus, and yep..tourons dont know any better! lol not a good thing when mama hasta come get her cubs..not at all! perfect!

  • helene
    heleneover 7 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Rois Bheinn Art and Design
    Rois Bheinn Ar...over 7 years ago

    Ahh, sweet wee baby, so glad it had a happy ending. Lovely shot!

  • Anthony Pierce
    Anthony Pierceabout 7 years ago

    Yeah, I’ve seen many tourists trying to interact with baby bears. I once saw someone follow one up a small hill to try to get a better view. All the while I was hoping mama would come over the hill.

  • KBSImages
    KBSImagesabout 7 years ago

    Good for you for helping the little fella. People just get so crazy up there sometimes. I havn’t been lucky enough to get close enough to get a good pic if a bear yet. GREAT Shot!!! Kim

  • Sherri Hamilton
    Sherri Hamiltonabout 7 years ago

    Wow wonderful shot of the young bear, yes Mamma doens’t take kindly to people coming between her and her young. Some people have no sence!

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaabout 7 years ago

    Glad you were there for him and helped him out!!!!
    Great capture.

  • JohnMWright
    JohnMWrightalmost 7 years ago

    Great image Gary. Crazy story. I’m always amazed at people… how dumb they can be. I’m glad you righted the wrong, though not for the tourist’s sake!

    When I went through the loop, there was a Ranger at EVERY bear sighting to keep tabs on people, and I was glad to see that.

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