We visited Riding Mountain National Park while in Manitoba. Thanks to the great spotting abilities of my friend Dan we came across this juvenile bear (2-3 years old) about 40-50 feet in the air (see the CI). He was looking rather sorry for himself as he looked like he had gone too far out on the limb. We figured he may have been chased up the tree by an older bear who saw him as a challenger for his turf.
An incredible shot in wild life. Stunning how high this young fellow have climbed.
Its attitude is exactly the same that when young cat are in same situation :easier to get up than going down.
That 600 mm lens captured perfect detail, you would never have seen those eyes without that lens. I'm pretty sure I have a severe case of lens envy!! This poor little guy really does look sad! ....the Ci shows that his discomfort is, I hope he got down safely HLJ, Pat
There is a monkey on a tree :-) Definitely bear alaram - hehe. This also shows that we cannot run away from a bear climbing a tree hopeing that it won't follow us. I had no idea about bears in Manitoba - call me completely ignorant. Actually I have no idea about this Province and what it offers at alll. But maybe this was in BC on your way to Manitoba? Or maybe there is a Manitoba in BC? Now I am confused ... LOL ... Great wildlife image, your friend had excellent eyes to spot the bear from so far away.
Dyerco (2018/06/23 15:24:09): Oooops! I meant "going east from BC".Dyerco (2018/06/22 17:47:07): Manitoba is the fourth province you travel through going west from BC. BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan then Manitoba. I think we travelled over 4,000 kms on that trip. Riding Mountain National Park is reported to have the largest population of black bears in Canada.
Nice shot of the juvenile bear up on the tree. He may have gone too far, but it is survival for little bear sometimes to be able to climbed out to the limb so the bigger bear can't get to. When we were in Alaska, we saw mother bear chasing her cubs up the tree, to train them so they learn to climb up to stay out of danger...
The ci really show just how far out on the limb this one got....He'll manage to get back down somehow.