July 8th

My brother Cody was hiking in the Colorado Rockies this weekend when he came upon this bear:

Photo by Cody Donley

He took a handful of photos before it dawned on him that, “I might be one of those idiots who filled his camera with shots of the critter that had him for dinner.”

Thankfully both got away successfully. What a great photo!


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9 Responses

  1. Yikes and wow! It reminds me of Bill Bryson’s cover for Walk in the Woods!

  2. What Teresa said — YIKES! But a beautiful photo. My dad once drove us slowly through a herd of elephants, and we lived to tell the tale. Fortunately, it was in Kruger, so they were used to cars in their territory 😉

  3. Love it! If I don’t think about it too much, that is.

  4. Wow, that’s a great shot! I’m jealous.

  5. codiak July 9, 2013

    Just got my bear tag this morning 🙂

  6. Wow, looks like he was close to that bear. Great photo, but I think I would have been scared to be that close to that furry fella!

  7. Great photo! Perhaps a little late to realise that he might be that bear’s dinner 😉

  8. Beautiful image!

  9. AWESOME! One time we were talking to a park ranger in his little station and we were like so far we’ve been lucky and haven’t seen any bears. He said you mean “unlucky”.