Mama bear and her cubs had been run up a tree by a very aggressive male. I wish I had got a shot of him but was movin to quick for the low light in the woods. The bear seemed more abundant in the Cove this year. Bears are wild animals and should be treated with respect. The large male wasn’t too tolerable of anything, and could have attacked at any moment. You may see a dozen bears in the Cove that pay you no mind, but it just takes one like the aggressive male to kill you. The day I made this I had seen 11 different bear….Black Bear, ursus americanus… ….Shot was taken in Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park


  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaover 5 years ago

    oh crap – this is one pissed off bear – awesome capture!

  • Ashley  Hernandez
    Ashley Hernandezover 5 years ago

    Wow, this is a beautiful capture.

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 5 years ago

    Love Carol’s comment! Great capture!

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutover 5 years ago

    Ears laid back… not a good sign. Great capture, Gary……

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 5 years ago

    Terrific capture, Gary! Nothing like being watched! Well done!

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 5 years ago

    fantastic capture

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...over 5 years ago

    Great photos Gary, yah………… ya don’t mess with mama! LOL!

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 5 years ago

    This is a fantastic capture, well done,

  • 29Breizh33
    29Breizh33over 5 years ago

    Excellent capture.

  • pillipala
    pillipalaover 5 years ago

    cool pic :)

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