This big old black bear is shaking off the extra rain from a heavy downpour. Photographed on Haida Gwaii.
"Tree Lounge" This little fellow decided to rest in a very difficult spot for me to be able to photograph him. I had to do a lot of moving around to get even this small area to shoot through. Meanwhile mother bear was sitting under another tree which had a second cub well hidden. There is something really cute about bear cubs. Photographed on Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada.
"Big Fellow, Rubbed" This is the first bear I have found this spring that has quite a bit of rubbing. I have seen some bears standing and rubbing their backs on trees but none to the degree this fellow has. Once they rub off their winter fur, they will look a lot better! Also not his forehead. Spring is the time the boars, especially larger males, begin marking their territories getting ready for the June mating season. Photographed on Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada.