This blog has gone to the bears. After a week in the Rockies in early June, my computer is literally bursting with bear photos that need somewhere to go. So here’s another bear post!
On June 7, I described finding an orphaned grizzly cub that had made it through the winter. One of the bear’s challenges this spring was an unfortunate encounter with a porcupine that earned him the nickname Quill. I like the idea of a bear with a name.
Two days after my first sighting, I was thrilled to see Quill again and pleased to see that he was using that injured front paw a lot more. Hopefully it was getting better. It was so much fun to watch him eat, move around and take a break.
Just when I thought my excitement had peaked, the little guy stood on his hind legs for a few seconds. I fired off some shots and desperately hoped they turned out. Despite the low light and annoyingly steady rain, I captured the moment. The goal of our trip to the Rockies was to see bears and get some good photos but I never even dreamed of this.
The photos below are my best shots of Quill – my favourite grizzly. I hope you enjoy them.
After posting three bear blogs, I figure that I have at least three more left. Rather than spill them all out in a row, I’ll space them out in the coming weeks. However, I will tell you there’s still some good ones left. Stay tuned.