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Sep 28, 2011 21:45 |  #1

Really pleasant Mother Bear and her two cubs were eating acorns in Cades Cove / Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
I have photographed her and the cubs since early spring and she is such a good bear and mother ....
when the Touron pressure of the "point and shooters" got to be too much for her on this particular day .... I shot this image
with my Canon 1D MarkIII and a 500mm lens at 43 yards.

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Sep 28, 2011 22:11 |  #2

Thats a powerful pic, tells a lot. Awesome


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Sep 28, 2011 22:21 |  #3

Just be glad that look wasn't directed at you :)


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Sep 29, 2011 14:02 |  #4

What an expression, great shot.




  
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Sep 29, 2011 14:08 |  #5

No doubt the offending shooter was using a Nikon! :-)


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Sep 29, 2011 14:32 |  #6

Powerful shot but you do realize that at 43 yards you were also too close, don't you? Fed regs require you to stay 50 yards from a bear in GSMNP.




  
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Oct 02, 2011 15:36 as a reply to  @ wanyc's post |  #7

wanyc - I do know the rules in the National Parks and the "50 yard rule" Thanks for the reminder


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Oct 02, 2011 21:30 as a reply to  @ bhowdy's post |  #8

We usually vacation at Gatlinburg every year but went to Branson, Mo. this year.

Cades Cove is always a day trip for us but hey, it is what it is where tourism is concerned. I think it's great folks have an opportunity for their families to see wildlife up close up so don't fret toooooooo much!

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Oct 03, 2011 11:45 |  #9

Fantastic Shot.


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Oct 03, 2011 17:41 |  #10

Love it!!



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Oct 03, 2011 17:45 |  #11

I've never seen a catch like that. And I hope I never actually see that look directed at me!! Great shot and thanks for sharing.


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Oct 04, 2011 12:02 |  #12

Word of warning: If you don't like it in Cades Cove, don't go to Yellowstone or the Tetons. People think all bears are Yogi out there.


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Oct 04, 2011 17:40 |  #13

Funny capture - it is scary what some ("point and shooters") people would consider safe when it comes to wildlife photography




  
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Oct 04, 2011 17:53 as a reply to  @ 1Twist's post |  #14

Great shot! Just got back from the Smokies, didn't get to see one single bear :(



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Oct 04, 2011 20:28 as a reply to  @ 10megapixel's post |  #15

Thanks everyone
huntersdad ... I have been to YNP and GTNP several times and love them both ... the Smokies are home and my favorite place on earth. Keep in mind that YNP gets about 3.5 visitors per year and the GSMNP gets 9.5 million visitors per year .... you need to see those "bear jams" !

10megapixel - If you ever get this way again drop me a PM and I will get you on the bears


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