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Black bear

Black bear

Marty’s photo of the day #2414: I completely forgot about this picture. This is a black bear, photographed several years ago in my backyard, with my motion-sensing camera.

Black bear

Black bear

Marty’s photo of the day #2317: Greetings from Lafayette, Louisiana! I’m here to perform two shows at South Louisiana Community College tomorrow. Since I have been on airplanes all morning, I’m late on my photo of the day. Here’s one of the black bears that has been walking by my front yard motion-sensing camera.

Crossing the same path three times

Crossing the same path three times

Marty’s photo of the day #2290: Here’s another photo from the motion-sensing camera in my front yard. I almost didn’t post this one, as it was dusk when the bear walked by, and I had to digitally increase the light to make the photo presentable. This shot may be lacking some in detail, but it’s […]

Which is worse: to be attacked by a bear or . . .

Which is worse: to be attacked by a bear or . . .

Which would be worse: to be attacked by a bear, or to have a can of bear spray go off in your pocket? The easy answer is the bear—unless you’ve actually tested sprayed bear spray, as I have. It’s nasty stuff! Now that fall is here, my 6:30 a.m. bike ride down and up our […]

Black Bear

Black Bear

Marty’s photo of the day #1607: Don’t let the color of this grazing bear fool you. It may look like a grizzly bear, but it has no hump. It’s a black bear.

Black Bear Cub

Black Bear Cub

Marty’s photo of the day #1573: Good morning from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport! I am on my way to Florida, for a couple of college speaking engagements. Since I hope my photos for the rest of the week will include animals I find between shows, here’s one from Montana: a black bear cub that […]

The cutest bear in Montana

The cutest bear in Montana

Marty’s photo of the day #1540: I don’t own a smartphone—partially because we built offices into our rural mountainside house, making laptops more practical than cell phones; partially because I have the old fashioned belief that real photographers take pictures with cameras, not phones; and, perhaps most importantly, if I did have one, I could […]

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