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Bear Butt

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 23 June 2009 in Animal & Insect.

In the spirit of Silly Tuesday...

Oh, did you think I said "bare butt"? This is not technically a great shot, but it's my real live Yosemite bear. There was no one else around and we had him all to ourselves. I was so happy to see one even though he turned away, and even though he had been sitting in wet grass and mud. I guess I could have used one of my previous titles of "Does this fur make my butt look big?"

SONY DSC-F828 1/250 second F/4.0 ISO 64 51 mm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A nice image. I think it was thrilling for you !

23 Jun 2009 11:25am

@Loner: Thanks, Sonja. I had been wanting to see one for days. We were off away from the valley, and there he was so I guess I should be happy with any shot at all. ;-)

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

HaHa Great shot. I know what you mean. I have taken lots of butt shots of animals myself. Still it's a natural shot. I like the way it is looking.

23 Jun 2009 11:27am

@Lee: Don't they always do that?? There they are, looking just perfect, up comes the camera, and around comes the back end. ;-))) Thanks.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Great shot Barbara and verry appropriate for Silly Tuesday! Maybe you disturbed him and he is saying "Kiss my a**".... ROFL.... ;-))))

23 Jun 2009 12:19pm

@Eric Cousineau: Good one, Eric. LOL...I think that is exactly what he is saying. I should have titled it that!! ;-)))

Hidalgo from Herunen, Finland

It is very beautiful photo. I like it.

23 Jun 2009 12:21pm

@Hidalgo: Thank you.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

ST rules!!

23 Jun 2009 4:15pm

@john4jack: Yes it does!

Christel from Köln, Germany

Hello and a beautiful good evening,
I like this recording very well. It looks very lifelike from. Beautiful clear and strong colors. I hope that the bear for many years to live. I wish you good luck on your daily routes. Greetings Christel

23 Jun 2009 4:53pm

@Christel: Greetings to you also, Christel. I'm glad you like the photo. Thanks for your comments. I hope he has many good years to live as well.

Evelyn from United States

Was this the bear of your dreams??

23 Jun 2009 11:04pm

@Evelyn: LOL, of course you must be referring to the "longhorn of my dreams" post:
from a few weeks ago. Yes, this was the bear of my dreams, as I'd been saying everyday that my trip to Yosemite was not complete until I saw a bear. There he was, even if he did present his butt - and he was probably making a statement! ;-)))

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Boy...lucky you....and to think we stopped a couple of times and never ran into a thing. :) Awesome catch. I'm just jealous!

23 Jun 2009 11:54pm

@Lambspun: We saw one bear from a distance in the main valley area, but there was such a crowd that we didn't even try to get close. For this one, my husband and I were the only ones around. I got some good video before he turned away, but we were thrilled.

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Boy...lucky you....and to think we stopped a couple of times and never ran into a thing. :) Awesome catch. I'm just jealous!

23 Jun 2009 11:56pm

@Lambspun: Yes, lucky. I was thrilled.

Caldwell from Hershey, United States

Wow.. 51 mm?!?! That is pretty close. Nice title.

24 Jun 2009 1:03am

@Caldwell: Thanks, glad you like it. ;-)

Bethany from Michigan, United States

So cool! I'm glad you got to see a bear. Great title for this shot as well.

24 Jun 2009 1:20am

@Bethany: Thanks. I kind of liked Eric's comment above for a title - that's he's saying kiss my a**. ;-))))

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Funny one you are!..most peoples would go ah! a just candidly take a shot and continue

24 Jun 2009 4:16am

@StarCosmosBleu: LOL. Thanks for the comment. I didn't want to disturb him, and I sure was not going to go running after him through the wilderness. ;-))

Lacey from United States

OOOOoooooo!!! This one would look cool for Ben's MAN ROOM!
I love this.

25 Jun 2009 3:33am

@Lacey: Hi Lacey, We could arrange for this to go in the "man room" for sure! ;-)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

My personal favorite view of any bear...Leaving! Great shot!

25 Jun 2009 12:50pm

@Tracy: LOL, good one! I love it. Thanks.

Elionore from Eskilstuna, Sweden


29 Jun 2009 3:31pm

@Elionore: Thank you very much.

1/250 second
ISO 64
51 mm