Wildlife and bears, oh my!

Posted: January 29, 2012 by Ben Weber in English
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Both Natalia and I have always been interested in wildlife and another of the main aspects of this journey will be looking at wildlife and biodiversity as the environments change the further north/south we get.

We were in British Columbia, Canada at the end of autumn and we saw about six or seven big brown bears in one day. One was ambling along a road in front of us; a couple of others were happily fishing away, most likely aware of our presence though far enough away to feel happy enough to accept it. In a tense moment, one stopped and stared at us from the other side of a stream as we stood absolutely still, sniffed… and then just walked away…

Towards the end of the day, we found a mother grizzly bear and her two-year old (most likely – we decided that it might be a bit unwise to check up close and personal) cub. The mother was teaching her cub how to fish, and the cub was following its mother, navigating the tree trunks and enjoying the salmon he/she was being given… Beautiful!

Each of the bears had their own personality, tied in with their natural instincts, and it was possible to see this even during the short time we were there. Each have to survive in an unforgiving environment the best they can. We hope that our journey will let us explore this more as it takes us through more such environments.

  1. xandimusic says:

    really wonderful photos, thanks for posting, excellent!!! 🙂

    Have a nice sunday

  2. Glenn & Sandra McMahon says:

    Jolly good photos mate. Beautiful shots, your ideas for your adventure are quite exciting. An idea shared from a former “Boy Scout Leader” is to check out the Mountain Equipment Co-op website http://www.mec.ca for both equipment ideas and the members blogs where their own adventures, equipment they used and even equipment they will trade or sell. 🙂 Glenn

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