"In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks."
John Muir

Friday, July 30, 2010

These aren't bedtime teddies...

I have visited Denali National Park 3 times and seen bear from the bus, but these close encounters that Hillary and I experienced were over the top exciting!
There is NO zoom used on our cameras while photographing.

Who is this peeking out of the grass?
Does he really think he can hide?

A grizzly! Noisily munching little wildflowers on the side of the road.
We could actually hear him chewing.

Look at the huge claws on this giant grizzly bear...
If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you can see some of his teeth, too.

This big guy is so contented lying in these yellow blossoms.
I think he's smiling and humming a tune.

We weren't the only fools to be out of the car to get this picture.
I believe we were closer, however. Yipes! This black bear was crossing the road to meet up with another one waiting in the grass to your left.

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