He and his two siblings were strolling along after Mom one warm spring evening at Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains National Park. Just seeing a black bear with three cubs is a treat, but these guys were puttin’ on a show!
As mom went along feeding, this little bear just couldn’t resist, well, about every tree he came across. He’d find one, climb it, then race down and climb the next – just doin’ what bear cubs do I guess!
Well, the cool thing was that they were all parallel to us, so none of that whole “getting between a mother and her cubs” thing to worry about (although, you ALWAYS keep an eye on mom!).
At one point, the little guy raced up a tree, then swung around and posed for me – and this shot is the result!
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