Last week my friend and I were on Skyline Drive when we spotted a group of tourists pulled off to the side of the road,pointing their fingers and cameras up a tree. We knew it had to be a bear although neither one of us had ever spotted one in a tree before. I stopped in the middle of the road and got out. (Anyone coming up on us would want to do the same).
I’m pretty leery of bears but I felt safe with this one being up in a tree. I got as close as I dared before I realized it was a cub. My next thought was “cubs have mothers”. I did a quick look around before heading back to the safety of my car.
If I were braver I would have gotten out the telephoto lens and the tripod; but I’m not.