Turn on the volume for this one.
This large male Black Bear is one we have watched since he was young, he is now 5 years old. Although he is massive this guy is a gentle giant & wears a big heart on his chest (literally). When he sits down you can see he has a huge chest blaze in the shape of a heart.
The day I took this in the fall he was getting ready for his big nap, eating every last berry he could get off the tree. He didn't look my way once. Bears are awesome and if we respect them and their space they will just be Bears.
It amazes me how fast, powerful and agile these Bears can be. I feel lucky to be able to see them in the wild and recognize them for what they are....beautiful.
I hope to see him again this season just doing what Bears do...