7/16/12 - Black bear; best viewed in the largest sizes. This was also shot at Bear Country in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The park is very aptly named, as they have many, many bears there. You are often have a view of as many as thirty or more bears at one time, all of which appear to be very healthy. It was quite hot the day we were there and the bears were all obviously suffering from the heat. Many were seeking water. The folks who managed the park were going around spraying them with water. I liked the light on this fellow.
Thanks to so many of you for your comments on my shot of the bighorn sheep and her baby. I admit that capturing that image was certainly a thrill for me!
Have a good day!
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