Saturday, May 8, 2010

There's a Bear!

A sharp eyed fellow passenger on the Yosemite Valley Shuttle spotted this guy near Happy Isles. It was evening so the shutter speed was a bit slow even at ISO of 400. The bear was minding his own business and we continued on to our campsite. We did, I must admit, leave the footpath where the photographer is standing and put a little more distance between us and the bear.

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15 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

EXCITING! That photographer seems very relaxed while getting her shot...I would be afraid the bear would change its mind about "minding its own business!" Always keep the camera handy...you just never know...

mountain.mama said...

There is something so thrilling about seeing a bear in the wild.

eileeninmd said...

Cool sighting and great photo, I love seeing bears. As long as it is from a distance.

Denise said...

That is exciting, I have never seen a bear like this. The photographer puts this in perspective. Great shot!

EG Wow said...

You were very brave to take that photo, I think. They are lovely animals but unpredictable. :)

Diane AZ said...

That must have been exciting! I've never seen a bear in AZ. I love your new header with Bridal Veil Falls.

Gaelyn said...

Very exciting to see this bear. I'm glad it wasn't you taking the pic in your image, but it does put into perspective what some visitors to wild places do.

Barb said...

Martha - A bear sighting already! Great photo - I bet you were excited. I like the new header photo, too.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Oh my, I would not care to be that close. Great photo, however!

That's quite a magnificent header shot you have!

Greyscale Territory said...

Amazing capture of a bear on a log! And the bear seems to be quite indifferent to a photographer! Amazing!

fredamans said...

Amazing!!!!

Happy Mothers Day!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A great picture = I'm sure you got a better one than the lady standing so close -- and you were safer! Smart girl.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That's pretty exciting. Like you I need a little more distance from the subject.

Jenn Jilks said...

Quite the shot! I finally captured a moose driving from My Muskoka to Ottawa the THE PARK. Wow!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Wow, how exciting and a great shot.