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Wild Black Bear Sow standing on her hind legs.

While taking photos of this Wild Black Bear Sow I was surprised when she stood up on her hind legs in front of me. She was trying to get a better look at the owner of the property who was walking up a hill towards us. I've been photographing her for years and she has a special relationship with the property owner who has known her since she was a cub. She stood until he reached where I was sitting and then sat down and went back to scratching herself against a tree. Standing is not aggressive behavior by a black bear; it's simply a way for them to survey their environment and make sure there is no threat to their cubs or themselves.

TAGS: Bear, Canada, Mammal, Predator, Wildlife

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Etobicoke, Canada
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© Megan Lorenz.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2016
Total Views: 25
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 6, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Focal Length: 100mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f5
ISO: ISO1250
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