Signal Mtn

Black Bears

Black Bear

Chillin Out
© Nancy Patrick

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SEASONS

Blacks bears can be found throughout the Teton/Yellowstone ecosystem. Unlike their grizzly cousins, they seldom attack humans. One of their favorite foods is the wild hackberry crop that ripens in September. They can most often be seen on the road that runs between Moose and Teton Village at this time of year snacking on berries..

The fellow seen above got too hot on a balmy September day and chose to take a dip in the pond next to the road. Even though he is cinnamon color, he is a black bear, not a grizzly.

TIMES

Bears are generally active throughout the day. The above photo was taken with a 300mm lens on a crop sensor camera on Flat Creek. A fast shutter speed of 1/1000 sec or better is needed to stop the action seen above. A 500mm lens was used on a full frame 35mm camera to take the photo seen above.

LENS & FILTERS

LENS: 200-500 mm for 35mm camera, 100-400mm for crop sensor cameras

FILTERS: none needed

FILMS

 

Slide films: Provia 400F

 

DIGITAL CAMERAS

See: Digital cameras for landscape work.

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