A large black bear was spotted in a tree not far from a training area and I was invited to take some pictures of it before it was shooed back to safer grounds. The healthy bear rose at our approach but stood her ground on the bough of a huge shade tree. It was soon discovered that she had a cub concealed in the branches higher up. The decision was made by the wildlife officers to leave the bears alone and let them make their own way back to the safety of the nearby tree line.
My husband returned to check on the bears later in the day and found them still lounging in the shade of the great branches. The cub even poked its head out for a quick introduction before settling back down for a nap next to Mama. You can see his pictures at: BEAR COUNTRY
A super dooper big 'THANKS!' to the guys who gave me this golden opportunity... (not sure I'm allowed to give names, but you guys know who you are.... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!)