Wildlife photography is my passion. I get so caught up in the moment of seeing an amazing animal and capturing at least just one amazing photo. It is what I love, live and dream about. That perfect shot!
I got the opportunity to mark off another amazing item from my bucket list this week. Photographing a black bear. Here in Arkansas you might see a bear, but seeing one is rare and very exciting if given the opportunity.
Arkansas, once know as the bear state, is loved by black bear due to its mountains which are rugged terrain, covered in trees, and abundant with water sources. Black bear were almost extinct in the natural state in the 1930’s with only 50 bear. Now, there are thousands and the numbers keep climbing.
I recently got the opportunity to capture some amazing shots of this young male black bear. This is a young bear recently pushed away by it’s mother just looking for food. He was very brave and didn’t seem to mind posing for me.
I hope you enjoyed the shots of this beautiful little male bear. If you would like to learn more about Black Bear in Arkansas, this article from Only In Arkansas called Bears in Arkansas is an interesting read and gives some great links to read more about Arkansas Black Bears.