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Black Bear post-bath We saw this American Black Bear ambling along the roadside in Alligator River NWR in North Carolina (probably the best place to see bears that I have ever experienced). It went down into a small stream alongside the road and then surfaced right next to the car. It then shook its coat just like a dog after bathing. Unfortunately it was a bit too fast for my camera, and the light was far from ideal, but you can still see some of the water drops flying off of its coat and it makes for a very atmospheric picture anyway. Alligator River NWR,American black bear,Geotagged,North Carolina,Summer,United States,Ursus americanus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Black Bear post-bath

We saw this American Black Bear ambling along the roadside in Alligator River NWR in North Carolina (probably the best place to see bears that I have ever experienced). It went down into a small stream alongside the road and then surfaced right next to the car. It then shook its coat just like a dog after bathing. Unfortunately it was a bit too fast for my camera, and the light was far from ideal, but you can still see some of the water drops flying off of its coat and it makes for a very atmospheric picture anyway.

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  1. Lovely shot, Barry! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Really cool lighting! Posted 4 years ago

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The American black bear is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent's smallest and most common bear species. Black bears are omnivores with their diets varying greatly depending on season and location. They typically live in largely forested areas, but do leave forests in search of food.

Similar species: Carnivorans
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By Barry

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Uploaded Jul 25, 2018. Captured Jul 3, 2018 12:54 in Long Curve Rd, Manns Harbor, NC 27953, USA.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/4.5
  • 1/251s
  • ISO160
  • 18.926mm