Monday, July 19, 2010

A Bear Sighting

A black bear sighting at Yosemite National Park caused a commotion inside our tour bus. We were informed that there's no possibility that we'll see any bears that day. Thus, the excitement. gelakguling



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American black bears aren't all black and can have a variety of colors such as brown, cinnamon, blond and even white. The coat color changes due to climate or habitat and also used as camouflage.

"Yosemite bears eat mainly a vegetarian diet that consists of grasses, herbs, berries and nuts. Manzanita berries & acorns are some favorites in Yosemite. Other sources of food include ants, termites, yellow jackets, bees and various insect larvae they pull out of logs or from the ground. It is less common for black bears to eat meat but when in dire need of food they will kill small deer and consume animal remains left by other predators." - Yosemite Bear Facts

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11 comments:

  1. It's always good to see something you were told you wouldn't be seeing! Lovely shots :)

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  2. that's a huge bear.

    Camera Critters at my page, have a lovely weekend.

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  3. Shey: Wonderful capture, so great to see the bear in the wild.

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  4. It's a great feeling to see something you weren't expecting. The last time I saw a bear in the wild, was in Alaska in 1984.

    I hope to image one someday. Nice shots.

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  5. It's good to be cautious even though they are mostly vegetarian. :) Lucky you to get such nice photos!

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  6. I watched a special on bears last night.

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  7. I can imagine the excitement. We have a bear sanctuary here near Hampi, Bangalore.

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  8. That is so much fun! Tourists safely in the bus. Around here citiots keep leaving out their garbage...attracting our local bear.
    Thank you for visiting My Critters !

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  9. Wow, great luck for you and your fellow travellers. I've seen bears in Yellowstone Park and in nearby National Forests.

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