Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Doesn't always do it in the woods

You know what they say about what a bear does in the woods. Yesterday was proof that it's always not true.

While sailing close to the western bank of the lake I spotted this magnificent specimen on the shore searching for food.

There's no camping on this side of the lake which explains why the bear felt so comfortable meandering around the shore.
Getting a half decent photo was difficult was the boat was bobbing up and down. Couple that with the use of a maximum zoom on the lens to get close up to the bear and you've got a nearly impossible photo opportunity.

Click on each photo for close ups.

What's nice about being on the lake is that it is in the middle of a national park. There's wildlife abundant.

Hawks.

Eagles.

Egrets.

Herons.

Racoons.

Deer.

Fish, frogs.

Otters.

Rednecks with ski boats.

What more can you ask for when it comes to having opportunities to observe and photograph wild life?

Wifey and I will pack up dinner tonight (fried chicken with all the fixings), board the boat around 5 and sail until dark. Somewhere in between we'll eat dinner on the lake. If not, we'll do that once we've tie up Sparkle Plenty for the night.

It's close to a full moon. Should be picture perfect sailing this evening.


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5 comments:

Joker_SATX said...

Now THAT sounds like a wonderful evening. Dinner on your boat in the moonlight!

Bob, If I did not know any better I would say that you and Wifey will be making like the bears shortly thereafter!

Good for you Bob!

La Roo said...

Absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful sight.

Blither said...

Where are the pictures of the Rednecks with Ski Boats?

Bob said...

Joker: Hmmmm, I'll have to check with Wifey on that one. She's funny about things like that.

Laroo: Yup.

Blither: I'll work on those photos. Look for them.

Rachel said...

That's so cool!!

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