Friday, June 18, 2010

Mama and baby


We ran up on this mama bear and cub while on vacation. We were probably within 10 feet of her while she was at the side of the road eating. She was eating away and seem to be ignoring us but all at once she decided she didn't want us there. She hissed and started charging toward the car. I had my foot on the accelerator at all times so the first move she made I floored the car and got out of there.

7 comments:

Bird Girl said...

That first picture is just beautiful! The composition, background, position of the cub against the mother bear is just outstanding!!! I'm so jealous! But how scary to have her charge - wow! I just got back from Shenandoah National Park and did see several bears and two cubs and didn't get a single picture as gorgeous as this!

Ashley said...

Wow! what an amazing experience. I love seeing the mama and the baby together. So cute!

Rose said...

Great captures!

George said...

I don't blame you for quickly getting out of there. But that first picture of Mama with her baby is very, very good.

Susan said...

Too close for comfort! Great shots of the bears.

Carletta said...

I've gotten bear shots but none this good - I'm so envious!
The first one is priceless.

dot said...

So you put the pedal to the metal? lol. Don't blame you one bit. That bear looks huge!