Beautiful Image: Ursus Americanus

Ursus Americanus by WB Skinner on deviantART

black bear

WB Skinner says:

Although there were probably once as many as two million black bears in North America long before European colonization, the population declined to a low of 200,000 as a result of habitat destruction and unrestricted hunting culls. By current estimates, more than 800,000 are living today on the continent. 100,000 of these are in the province of Ontario, Canada… where I live.

photo was shot in the wild…

I used a zoom lens….