Photo Bear - - This young black bear interrupted me as I was taking photographs of a sow and her three spring cubs in Orr, Minnesota. She'd been observing me work for about forty-five minutes and, when her curiosity got the better of her, she tried her newly learned photo technique. One of the most memorable experiences I've ever had photographing wildlife. I hope it was as thrilling for her as it was for me!
I would like to thank all of our "viewers" from around the world who have left comments about my "photo" friend. Because I cannot respond to all the comments individually, let me try to hit some of the "high" points here: (1) no equipment was harmed during this adventure; while she tipped the tripod over, I was able to move forward a few steps and catch it before it crashed to the ground; (2) no fear was experienced by either bear or photographer; it was very cautious and educational experience for both of us; and (3), I hope to return to the area during the early Spring 2013 in the hope of reuniting with my friend; perhaps she can introduce me to her wild friends.
I am willing to make a number of limited edition prints available for sale. If interested, email me for details.