Why isn’t this bear black?
I must admit that I thought that all Black Bears were actually black – what a concept! Obviously I was wrong as proven by this cinnamon colored “black” bear. I was coming around a corner in a driving rain storm when I hit a “Bear jam” on the road. I immediately parked and ran to the center of attention, just in time to see this bear running across the road and start up a hill. I managed to click off a few shots as he ran up the hill. The light wasn’t good, the rain was coming down, and the wind made handheld shots very difficult but I did get at least this shot of the mis-colored bear.
I did see several actual Brown (Grizzly) Bears, but all at great distances. I wasn’t too disappointed in that as our trip to Alaska is coming up quickly…..