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23-MAY-2010 Tom Munson

Black Bear

Yellowstone NP

The sow tearing the log apart looking for Carpenter Ants.

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
1/250s f/5.6 at 500.0mm iso800 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
deborahcuming17-Jul-2010 11:22
excellent shot of this eating frenzy! V
Jeanne Dammarell19-Jun-2010 17:09
Wow, serious ant hunting and the wood dust is flying! Terrific shot!
Liz Bickel15-Jun-2010 04:16
Great behavorial shot!!!
Ron E. Trees 14-Jun-2010 15:33
Outstanding capture here Tom!! I am glad you were using your 500mm:).
hge5414-Jun-2010 06:15
Great action, Tom. She means business and you showed that very well.
January Grey14-Jun-2010 05:07
who needs a chainsaw? Wow! Fierce action shot, Tom! Way too close! V!
Jean D14-Jun-2010 03:42
Excellent capture, Tom!. She is on a mission.
Bryan Murahashi14-Jun-2010 03:17
She's really working to get those ants. An excellent capture, Tom.
Brian McAllister14-Jun-2010 03:14
Fabulous action image Tom! Vote
lou_rozensteins14-Jun-2010 02:12
Such a huge animal eating ants. Nicely detailed shot, and interesting. Well done.
jay14-Jun-2010 01:56
wow,look out ants, neat shot
Hank Vander Velde14-Jun-2010 01:47
Amazing and beautiful sharp capture Tom. It always amazes me that these big animals eat tiny bugs too; perhaps just for dessert?
Judi Hastings14-Jun-2010 01:38
Holy cow! What a fantastic shot!
Lise De Serres14-Jun-2010 00:02
Spectacular! Very well seen!!
NealyBob13-Jun-2010 21:06
Excellent capture Tom! I hope she found some, this looks like a lot trouble for ants~!
Larry Peterson13-Jun-2010 20:09
Wonderful capture, Tom. Awesome detail, perfect timing.
Janet Forjan-Freedman13-Jun-2010 19:26
Very cool capture and a reminder to me of how much bears rely on insects as a food source!
heather13-Jun-2010 18:22
Amazing capture Tom!! V
Sam Rua13-Jun-2010 17:45
Holy $%&#, Tom. What a great capture of this raw power. Yikes.
Char13-Jun-2010 17:22
What a wonderful capture of this unusual scene, Tom! Terrific shot!! \/++
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad13-Jun-2010 16:29
Those ants must be very tasty to a bear.
Earl Arboneaux 13-Jun-2010 15:39
Outstanding capture, Tom....V
Stephanie13-Jun-2010 15:13
WOW! This is a magnificent capture Tom! BV