Monday, July 14, 2008

Show & Tell: A Bear of a Week


I thought I'd post more cool pictures from work that were taken this week. These bears were caught on "candid camera". We have motion sensitive cameras that take candid pictures of wildlife as they pass by. Sometimes bait, like road kill, is set out to see what kind of wildlife shows up. This black bear is getting a manicure.


This brown bear must have been on the move, perhaps checking out the camera since it's looking right at it. Bears are curious, and they tend to want to investigate the flash from the camera. We've had some funny close up pictures of bears from the remote cameras. It's interesting that such massive wildlife can be so close to urban areas.

On the theme of bears, it's been a bear of a week for me, and it's not going to let up for awhile. Between work work and personal work, I've got a lot to do before Magic's surgery. At least the work work stuff is fun this time of year.

9 comments:

Spicy Sister said...

LOVE these pictures!!! Your job seems like it must be really incredible at times. Would love to hear the story some time of how you ended up there (and what exactly you do)

So sorry it's been such a bear of a week! Sending you a big bear hug!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I agree; what an incredible job where you get to see things like this. I know bears are dangerous, but these pictures are gorgeous.

The Muser (aka Beautiful Mama) said...

What great pictures! :)

peesticksandstones said...

Oooooh! Keep them bear pics coming. I can't get enough of those hairy-chested fellas.

luna said...

what cool pix! where are they taken? or near where, or something? and I agree with spicy. I'd like to hear more about your work.

Smiling said...

Love them! You must have a cool job. I just can't get over the photos. How cool? Way better than checking email in the morning. I want a bear cam to check on my Monday mornings!!!

Eurydice said...

they are adorable!! who has the lovely job of finding and bringing over the road kill to bait the cameras??

Carrie said...

I love bears. Wow, I can't imagine living in a country that really has them. My goodness, how exciting. They just look so, well bearlike.
Have you ever seen one with your very own eyes?

HeidiM said...

Very cool pics. I had no idea there were motion sensitive cameras out there in the wilderness. I'm in catch-up mode in blog-land & hope you're doing well.