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Mama black bear letting me know I’m to close to her and the cubs which ain’t in the image…..The deer in my “Softness Of Twilight”,and “Mountain Life” are watching this bear which is to my back in those shots…… When I got to the point I was at she was letting me know I was becomeing bothersome, as seen here.She came closer and didn’t worry as long as I didn’t advance.She did worry some deer that was behind me here.they are also posted.As far as the cubs they came out as blurs as i didn’t have enought light to stop there action I never got a shot.They were fun to watch though which is the main reason for me being out there.


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

    this one Rocks!! i love it, just when he thought things were safe, looked up, and you were still there!! Sweet!! handled the lighting Very well for it being full sun, having to shoot so quick, handled focus very well also, great shot right here gary

  • KBSImages
    KBSImagesalmost 7 years ago

    When did you get these shots??? This is terriffic!!! I have only managed to see 1 bear in the cove. It was in a tree with 20 people below…LOL I looked and went on my way. I get so excited when I see the animals out there, I am as bad as a kid.

  • Lisa G. Putman
    Lisa G. Putmanover 6 years ago

    Wow, what a wonderful shot of mama bear! Beautiful exposure! I sat out in a field once on Sparks Lane in Cades Cove watching a mama bear at the base of a tree. Her three little cubs were asleep up in the tree. She raised up when I got within about 50 feet of her. I stopped and stayed very still. She realized I wasn’t a threat and laid down for a nap herself, keeping one eye on me for the longest. I was there about an hour before I gave up on getting a good shot. I couldn’t get close enough to her with only a 200 mm lens with me. After realizing how difficult it can be, I applaud you for getting this shot. This is excellent!

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