Just to make sure everybody understands where it comes from let me explain : my addiction to bears came suddenly in 2004, as we were tourists in the Montana. Driving on a mountain road, we saw a black bear in the middle of the road. It looked at us, stood up on its back legs and disappeared !
It was the first time we were seeing a bear ( in France, unfortunately, there is no bears ..... they are trying to re-implant them in the Pyrenees, but it's going to take decades before we can see them roaming in the mountains ! ).
I was so impress by the size of the beast, an mostly by the fact that WE SAW A BEAR in the wild .... I did not sleep for 3 nights !!
When we moved to Canada in 2006, I made it a priority to learn the bears behaviours in order to know where and how to safely see them. I've spent days, weeks ...all together months in the Rocky mountains looking for them and learning their patterns. Always impress by how majestic they are.
I learned that there are two kinds of bears in Canada : the black bears and the grizzly bears ( there is also the brown bear , in Alaska ( US), but brown bears are actually grizzly bears living on the coast).
Through the years, I've taken thousands of pictures f bears, going to some British Columbia inlets to be able to see them in the pure wild ( Bute inlet and Knight Inlet). Next step .... the Great Bear rainforest, hoping to see some Spirit bears.
Please sit down, relax en enjoy the following pictures ( and don't forget to leave a comment if you appreciated them ): See the whole gallery here : Bears