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Although most may tend to picture a jet-black animal when thinking about the black bear, they may be surprised to hear that these bears come in many different colors, ranging from blonde to dark black, and evrywhere in-between. Here, in Grand Teton National Park, on a beautiful October day, this beautiful dark brown black bear emerges from the forest and into the light.

American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) - Grand Teton National Park - Wyoming

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:iconcherrycstaff:
CherryCStaff Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the light in this is amazing
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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xJugxHeadx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011   Photographer
My second favorite animal.
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Jupifang Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
'WOW' :)
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RazorX06 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
intense
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:iconfartsandfrenchfries:
fartsandfrenchfries Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Wonderful!
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sea-of-love Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010   Writer
he's cute.......................................
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cleverdarkelve Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010   Photographer
Not only in the wild, but perfect light! Well done once again!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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splashnsmile Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
wooooow! are his eyes really red like that?? I really like this one!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
the red is intensified by the sun. I caught it right at the moment where the light caught the bears eye
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Wow, I really like his colors, he's kind of splotchy C: He looks more cuddly than the brown bears, haha
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bluelilyoffire3 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
That bear's got a beautiful set of eyes on him/her. They look so warm...and should I say "inviting" when it's a bear? Ha ha...
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
haha
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Badass looking bear, beautiful looking photograph.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
haha i know its funny.. the bear looks large and intimidating in this photo, but it was only about a 120lb bear
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pink-polar-bear Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Amazing shot that, well done :)

And the only way to visually tell the difference from a distance between a grizzley bear and a black bear is the hump on the shoulders, which is distinctly larger in grizzleys. Though if you see the fur, even if they are both the same colour, there is a different texture, the grizzleys is well grizzled.

Just thought that might be interesting for you :)
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
There are actually a few more ways than just the shoulder hump and fur to tell the difference... The biggest ones being that grizzlies have a distinct dish shaped face that black bears don't have. Black bears also have much taller ears than a grizzly. Grizzlies also have much larger claws than black bears.
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pink-polar-bear Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Oh ok, I was going by what a program I was just watching about grizzleys, which compared them briefly. But thats really quite interesting :)
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aprmason Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Nate, Wow. Beautifully captured. Toni.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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BlackCarrionRose Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Stunning! I love the eyes!!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconjoemill:
joemill Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
I love the way his eyes glow.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
its great when you get that catch light in the eyes
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Anthony-1000000to1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
The dappled light on its back darkens it's so you concentrate on its face. Super shot!
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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elmoisemo6 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student Writer
Is it strange I find him/her cuddly?
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
haha... well black bears are funny.. they definitely can come across as cute (looking) obviously they wouldnt be as cute while eating you though haha
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elmoisemo6 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student Writer
Yeah, even though bears don't eat people, but they can maw you.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
they dont usually eat people but it does happen
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elmoisemo6 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student Writer
*looks at bear* You're not getting me! *runs*
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firsha Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, brilliant photo. the bear doesn't seem to mind you (or the bear did not notice you). :fuzzydemon: :yakuza:



:onfire:
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
It noticed me, it was just so intent on eating berries that it couldnt care less i was there
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:iconfirsha:
firsha Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
lols, the bear may of wanted a photo anyway :)
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BogdanCh Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap::clap::clap:
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dunnofly Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Wow!
It makes me scared!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
its a pretty misleading photo.. this bear was pretty small.. maybe 120lbs.. and only interested in eating berries. Not scary to be around at all
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dunnofly Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Oh alright ... it's usual for you to be close to bears :p
Not for me ahah
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Faeriedust072 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, King Nathan, that is one awesome photo :). In all seriousness though, hes huge.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
it only looks huge... it was probably 120 lbs or so.. the size of a big dog
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Faeriedust072 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It's all that hair.
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PetalDreams Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow. He looks scary :iconscaredemoteplz: the red eyes!

Really amazing shot!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
haha yeah they look extra intense because of the sunlight catching his eyes
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:iconpetaldreams:
PetalDreams Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Really stunning.
How close have you been to the bear?
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:iconpiarro:
piarro Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
cinnamon coat!!!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
yes indeed
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the eye color in this shot. Great photo.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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Emu-O-Hara Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Amazing shot !
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