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Cooling Off in the Wild
21-AUG-2006 copyright Elizabeth Bickel

Cooling Off in the Wild


I first spotted this wild black bear in the meadow. After a while, he headed toward the woods where I followed him to the creek. After taking a drink, he then slowly waded into the water to take a dip. Watching him just doing his thing was magic. It is a time that I won't forget.
Although he knew I was there, the bear and I still respected each other's "space".

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Jim Coffman10-Aug-2009 15:40
Liz, you got a fantastic image ! Very well done indeed.
Guest 27-Feb-2008 03:51
Beautiful Shot V
jean-yves chamberland26-Feb-2008 01:11
wonderful capture.
Carol Breton16-Jun-2007 20:26
What a great capture, Liz. Wonderful and beautifully done. V.
silvia marmori14-Jun-2007 21:55
i imagine what you describes..
an excellent work! V
Yiannis Pavlis25-May-2007 11:48
Outstanding image Liz. Great detail and composed perfect. V
Simon Chandler23-Apr-2007 02:49
Great shot. Very interesting to see a bear in water. v
tomandlinda12-Apr-2007 20:55
Beautiful shot, Love the reflection.v
Rich Westfall11-Apr-2007 12:18
Good shot, Liz.
Isolde Peisl28-Mar-2007 16:54
Gosh, this is fabulous!!! V.
Jean D27-Mar-2007 00:16
This image is superb in every respect! To get such a beautiful reflection, the Bear was very calm and did not see you as a threat! Well done, Liz ~V~
Peter Stahl12-Feb-2007 10:36
He does have his eye's on you. Nice composition. Liz. GMV.
Bryan Ramsay11-Feb-2007 17:22
Nice shot! -BJ
Eric Carrère11-Feb-2007 08:35
Beautiful capture Liz, V.
Wei O'Connell11-Feb-2007 06:10
Excellent shot. vote
Guest 10-Feb-2007 13:11
Wonderful Capture My Dear...Love the reflection !
coaster10-Feb-2007 04:42
Great shot. V
flowsnow09-Feb-2007 16:41
For that effort in shooting this GMV! It's lovely Liz.
Michael Shpuntov09-Feb-2007 14:46
This is a very, very fine wildlife shot with mood and personality of the animal. I hope despite he looks like he did not like you taking his picture he did not try to protest :-) Vote.
lou_rozensteins09-Feb-2007 09:59
It's a great wildlife shot! Very nice to see ... voted.
Elle-Cie09-Feb-2007 07:50
Very cool Liz. This is a great one.
Jay Levin09-Feb-2007 04:16
Another terrific dangerous shot! Vote
NealyBob09-Feb-2007 02:48
Wow! What a great shot~! v
papajim09-Feb-2007 02:25
Just looking for a little quiet time. Vote
Lynda Reneau09-Feb-2007 01:25
great detail and reflection
Lynne Holtrust08-Feb-2007 23:47
wow...awesome capture....!!!!
Greg Harp08-Feb-2007 21:32
Outstanding capture Liz. GMV
Margaret Rogers08-Feb-2007 20:36
Great shot!!
Al Chesworth08-Feb-2007 20:00
Beautifull capture, it's because of brave photographers like you that allow the likes of me to see such images. Voted.
Greg Lavaty08-Feb-2007 18:57
Wow, awesome shot! Vote
Jean-Paul PLUME08-Feb-2007 18:18
Congratulations, Liz. Great and dangerous shot!
Bryan Murahashi08-Feb-2007 16:13
Great shot of this exciting moment.
Bob Foisel08-Feb-2007 15:33
Great capture Liz, still a risky distance though.
Marcia Colelli08-Feb-2007 14:38
wow, you are braver than I am. nice capture V
Douglas Stucky08-Feb-2007 14:14
Wow...too close for comfort! Great shot
Enny08-Feb-2007 08:55
oeps, take care, it's gorgeous, I feel your adrenaline.
Gérard Koehl08-Feb-2007 06:23
Magnifique spécimen d'ours. Belle composition avec le reflet. Vote
Joy Miller08-Feb-2007 05:58
Great capture. vote.
Laryl08-Feb-2007 03:45
great archive photo Liz!
SageCreek Images08-Feb-2007 03:30
Oppertunities like this does not come along that often, great capture Liz, voted
Kevin Sargent08-Feb-2007 02:55
Sensational! V
Dan Ng08-Feb-2007 02:28
What a find! Love the bear's expression and the eyes.
Simon Mulvaney08-Feb-2007 02:15
wow stunning capture
Fred Gary08-Feb-2007 02:07
Great shot, love the contrast and reflection. I hope you were in a vehicle or stand to be safe.