Tracking a Bear is Not Easy

Tracking a Bear is Not Easy
Smoky Mtns Black Bear
Smoky Mtns Black Bear © William Britten use with permission only

Brian Shults and I met up in Cades Cove again this week.  We found this rather large male Smoky Mtns Black Bear feeding on acorns in the woods. The two of us circled round and round this guy while he ate his lunch, but it was nearly impossible to get him to strike a photogenic pose.  At least he didn’t chase us!

The video below is not terribly captivating, but it’s the best I could get.  After 15 or 20 minutes we finally gave up on getting any good photos and moved on.


If you’re on vacation in the Gatlinburg area, please consider a visit to the William Britten Gallery along the historic Arts and Crafts Trail on Glades Rd. My complete display of Smoky Mtns photos may offer a special memory to take home with you!

One Response to Tracking a Bear is Not Easy

  1. That darn brush will get you every time won’t it?!?! I have been fortunate to see upwards of a dozen bear, shot about 350 frames and still don’t really have one pic that I can say that I love. All the reason to come back and try again though right? ;o) Happy shooting William! It was wonderful to meet you last time that I was in Gatlinburg!

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