Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cinnamon Black Bear

First, a thank you to new Countries visiting our Blog this past week: Albania, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Kenya, Latvia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, and Vietnam. 

To continue my "5" Star photos, still a few more Black Bears. This time a Cinnamon Black Bear photo taken during the late summer in Yellowstone National Park. As Bears emerge from hibernation they head to areas where there is something to eat. This usually means new vegetation. It also means lower elevation and areas that get the most sun. By fall, all that has changed. They'll stay in lower elevations to forage on berries, but eventually move to higher elevations where their food source is pine nuts. This adult Cinnamon Black Bear was moving from tree to tree eating all the nuts he could find. His paws were covered with "sap" from the trees. You can get an idea of the elevation from the canyon below.

Cinnamon Black Bear

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