Sunday, August 7, 2011
I just got back from leading a fantastic photo tour through Glacier National Park and Northwest Montana. The scenery and wildlife all showed up on cue. (I am glad that the union contracts were mostly settled:) We saw so many amazing things that it will be hard to retell all of it. For me, the best part was the people who came on the trip. I have never laughed so hard for so long. These folks were all kindred spirits and I had a blast getting to know all of them!
This black bear was photographed in the National Bison Range. It was foraging for huckleberries, a Montana delicacy. If you look closely, you will see a huckleberry on its tongue! What an amazing chance we had to observe this bear in the wild. We watched it for about 15 minutes before we had to leave. When we first saw the bear, my friend Sue, who was sitting behind me in the van got so excited that she screamed "BEAAARRRR!!!!" so loud that I still can not hear anything in my right ear. So much for quietly approaching wildlife:) Fortunately, the bear didn't seem to mind. The huckleberries were probably just too good!
I will keep posting my favorite photos from this trip as I edit them. Check back here regularly.