11: A not so great bear

A long day sitting along a river here in the Great Bear rainforest trying to stay dry and not get eaten alive by bugs. The only large mammal out and about today besides us was this yearling black bear which poked around in the river briefly before nearly walking into my blind before I said hello and it ran off into the forest.On the way back in the evening we passed an absolutely massive barge carrying a huge amount of timber heading. Hard to tell from this image but the barge is multiple stories tall. Bet the bears where those logs came from are having a worse day than the fellow who ran into me this morning.To find out more about conservation issues related to the Great Bear Rainforest visit Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s website at www.raincoast.org

mg_15932.jpg?w=300 A young black bear makes its way across a coastal stream in the Great Bear Rainforest.mg_2363.jpg?w=300
mg_2363.jpg?w=300 Tug pulling a barge loaded with rainforest trees, dwarfing a fishing vessel to the right.

 

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