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_MG_7389-02s.jpg
24-NOV-2005

_MG_7389-02s.jpg

A big worried mama bear looking for her 2 cubs... Taken at 200mm, she was at about 20 to 25 feet of me. When she poped out of the woods running, at first I was a bit afraid..then she stopped and we had eye contact. All I could see in her eyes is how worried she was..no aggressivity at all. So my fear went away instantly and was replaced by compassion for this wonderful animal full of love for her babies. When we had eye contact, she also saw that I was not a threat, and moved on find her cubs. I think there was an exchange at this point..exchange of feelings or thoughts, not sure how to describe it but it was strong and clear, as if she had spoken. They are much less aggressive and much more intelligent than people think. They are not a savage beast that will eat anything including humans as some ignorant people may think and take that false pretexte to kill them.

Look in her eyes..what you see here is nothing but a worried mother with a gentle temperament, not a vicious dangerous animal. I much prefer to have a photograph to remind me of this event than to have a bear carcases displayed in my livingroom...DEAD.

Canon EOS 350D
1/250s f/4.5 at 200.0mm iso800 full exif

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Ashley Hockenberry15-Nov-2008 23:13
Excellent !!
Daniella T.21-Mar-2007 16:34
I know she was looking for her 2 cubs because I was there with the 3 of them earlier. The cubs had went wandering around and she had not noticed they were gone. When she did notice, she immediatly started looking for them. With her eyes expression, it was quite obvious why she was worried and what she was looking for because the cubs were nowhere in sight.
anuschka21-Mar-2007 10:56
Impressive everything. V.
When I look into the eyes and disregard the story I see 'investigation', no aggressiveness that's true but how do you know she was looking for her two cubs?
Tage Bjorklund17-Apr-2006 22:39
This is a great picture.
The expression in the bear's eyes certainly is the focus point.
Daniella T.17-Apr-2006 03:41
Well I don,t know about you, but I surely don't kiss everything that is friendly. :)
Ron Peregrim06-Jan-2006 19:10
You should of walked up to her and gave her a great big kiss then since she is so friendly.;-)
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