Friday, September 17, 2010

Camera Critters..Black Bear..Leavenworth, Wa

MY Skywatch post now follows this Camera Critters post.

During our vacation last week we stopped in Leavenworth, Washington. I read about the Leavenworth Salmon Hatchery being a top place for birding. Being a birder I had to stop at the most popular place. Besides seeing the Salmon hatchery there are trails for walking and some lead to the rivers edge  It was along the river we sighted this black bear. I just love seeing bears so this was one of the great sightings for me and all the great birds.








We were able to watch the bear across the river from us for awhile until something spooked it and it ran off. We stood watching the river for a while and then I noticed an American Dipper in the water. Very cool , the Dipper is a life bird for me. I will do a post on my Washington State birds at another time.

To see more critters from all over click here: Camera Critters and thanks to Misty Dawn for hosting this fun critter meme and for stopping by my blog.

25 comments:

diane said...

It is exciting seeing bears and hard to catch them with the camera. You did well.

Gaelyn said...

What an awesome sighting! And you got good shots. I haven't been to Leavenworth in many years. Always liked the Bavarian town, but more so the Icicle Creek.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Eileen :)
questo orso nero รจ meraviglioso !
Fortunata che sei riuscita a fotografarlo !!!
Buona giornata.

Evelyn said...

Wow, to spot a bear in the wild - awesome!

Happy weekend, Evelyn

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Great pictures of the bear! I like the middle one the best.

rainfield61 said...

I better run fast instead of taking its pictures.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing to get such good shots! I'm so glad you had such a good vacation in beautiful Washington!

Francisca said...

It's a pleasure to see animals in the wild... especially ones that don't show up often.... so you are fortunate.

cat said...

Wow! Lucky you to get these great captures.

eden said...

Wow! Seeing those creatures in the wild is something special. Great photos. Wish I could spot one some day..

AL said...

Wow that's a big bear! Glad you snapped on it at once!Good job.

Captain Shagrat said...

wow I think my ticker would be beating big time if I saw a bear in the flesh even if there was a river running between him and me. Great pic at the top btw

Mumsy said...

What a fantastic view of a black bear! Lucky you were across the river..

Joe Todd said...

Wow great post and photos. I'm going to show my wife Linda your Black Bear photos

Shelley Munro said...

Great photos. I just love your header photo too. It's gorgeous.

JayLeigh said...

Oh, my goodness! That is cool that you saw a bear and caught it on camera! :D

Michael said...

Never seen a bear in the wild. Probably never will. Great pics.

Lina Gustina said...

A bear in the wild? Wow...
Stunning captures. Thanks for dropping by :)

Linnea said...

Wow! What a big, black bear although I'm sure they come much larger than that. I guess it has its sights set on catching some salmon! Thanks for the visit to my blog. Enjoy the day!

Ann said...

The mist in your header photo makes the place very mysterious.

So good for you to see the bear.

xinex said...

Amazing photos! How lucky for you to see this, Eileen, but I think I would be scared....Christine

LV said...

What an interesting and enjoyable post. No way would I have been even that distance to a bear. You got some awesome shots.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Eileen, Fabulous header!!!!! wow!!!!!!!

Looks just like the black bear we saw on Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park.... Think it is the same one?????? ha ha ha... (Maybe he jumped on an airplane to get there!!!!!ha)

Can't wait to see more of your pictures from your vacation.

Hugs,
Betsy

Reader Wil said...

Wow! I envy you! You meet the most interesting animals whereas we must be satisfied with the odd hare and squirrel. If we are lucky enough we can see a wild boar at the nature reserve "De Hoge Veluwe"!
Beautiful post, Eileen! Thanks for sharing.

lisaschaos said...

Very neat! I love spotting bear out in nature. :)