Sunday, November 23, 2008

I'm already looking forward to spring and summer

With all the fog, mist and cold damp weather that eats through the bones, to the short daylight hours of the winter waiting for the sun to burn through the fog, I yearn for the warmer days of spring and summer. But not lost during the winter time is all the hours I spend looking for new locations to photograph bears, the only animal I can really admit to leading to certain locations for a photo. I can get them to climb trees, walk logs and do most anything just for that special picture.

Bears are unique in that they are extremely intelligent, fearless and have a tremendous sense of smell, plus through observation their uncanny ability to solve problems, and you now have an animal that you can lead all over the woods or maybe they just follow to find out what your are doing. Either way it can lead to some great photos.


At 1:01 PM, Blogger Camera Trap Codger said...

I couldn't agree more that bears are more engaging subjects than many other predators. Mountain lions are often less interactive, but people sure like to look at their pictures. Also agree about the weather, though its a good time to rehab cams and build new ones. Keep the pics coming --

At 10:54 PM, Blogger randomtruth said...

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At 11:01 PM, Blogger randomtruth said...

For me, it's the intelligence. You can see bears thinking. They're amazing.

Spring is always too far away, even when yesterday, but you gotta love the beauty of winter coats on some of the animals you'll/we'll be camera trapping. Down here near Yosemite the mule deer are lovely in winter, and the coyotes don't look like they just got run over... ;)


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