Tuesday, August 23, 2005

the bear

Okay, here is the bear! I know that it looks small...but sometimes photos do not do reality justice. At the time it felt close, scary, but also beautiful. To be honest, I just wanted to watch it and not scare it away.


Jakes foot (size 13) compared to the foot of the bear.

13 comments:

Jayleigh said...

Aaawwwwwww that is RAWKIN!!

I especially like the "barefoot" bear footprint. WAY COOL!

Happy Mutant said...

Are you sure that wasn't Bigfoot? I fully agree with Christa, you have the best pictures. The pictures from Montana were awesome just as these from Alaska

Anne said...

Thanks Jayleigh and Shakabuku!!

I am sure that it was a bear and not bigfoot...only because it was walking on all fours and not just two! ha!

still_figuring_out said...

amazing pic, anne.
it must have been a thrill.

Christa said...

I love these pictures, as always! You have traveled to some of the most beautiful places recently. What great experiences!

Cheryl said...

Uh, I think the whole footprint picutre does justice to the first picture. Maybe it's a good thing that you didn't get closer.

Kiki said...

Like the foot picture!!! I'd be so scared!

Ariel1980 said...

Those things eat people! Watch out!

Marissa said...

Wow, that is really cool - especially the photo of the bearprint! I used to go to camp in Wisconsin, and I came face-to-face with a big, black bear once. I froze! And then ran away screaming!

Heidi said...

Very cool.

Anne said...

Thanks everyone! It was so exciting when we saw it...because the whole hike up the mountain I kept telling Jake and Ben, "I just want to see a bear!!"

And all they kept saying was exactly what Ari said, "Those things eat people!"

For some reason I wasn't scared. I was in shock for about 2 seconds, then reality set in, and all I could think about was documenting this experience. I walked slowly back to where my camera was and made the boys not start yelling before I could snap a shot...

It was a thrill forsure!

matty said...

was that a black bear or grizzly? Looks like a black from the photos. Saw one on my trek through Glacier NP last year. Beautiful creatures but don't want to get too close!

Anne said...

Matty---It was a black bear.

I was just in Montana and visited Yellowstone. I wanted to head up to Glacier but didn't get the chance. I hear Glacier is absolutely beautiful!