While recently visiting The Sinks, located along the Little River in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, I observed a coyote loitering within 30-feet of several people, most of which had their cameras clicking. See more.
Last August, while hiking at the Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area…
Please read: Part One – Close Encounter With Bears
Part Two – Another Black Bear Video
Fortunately, the bear appeared preoccupied with his search for lunch, shifting rocks in the stream to un-house potential sources of food. I stood behind trees, when possible, watching the bear move further away as I cautiously followed.
At a switchback in the trail, I paused to record this video with the zoom feature on my camera. Although the stream was generally quite shallow, the bear found a deeper pool in which to relax and keep cool –
Near the end of the video, you’ll observe (as I did) that the bear elevates his nose, sniffing in the air to identify an odor of my presence. At this point, the trail changed direction, and so did I – uphill and away!
Footnote: I didn’t realize it at the time, but, if you turn up the volume on the video – and, the volume on your computer/device – you’ll hear the bear grunt as he detects my scent – yikes!!!
If you like the header-image (above), it’s based on a photograph I took that day while hiking. A larger size is available on prints (and more) in my galleries at Pixels and/or Fine Art America. Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy my artistic rendition of a curious fox looking, perhaps, at an unattended campfire grill. If you’d be interested in a print for your home or office, or as a gift for family or friends, then please visit my gallery at Fine Art America. Select from several different print options –
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Enjoy this pop art digital watercolor painting, featuring the silhouette of a walking elephant with a colorful bokeh effect. I created this design using both Adobe Photoshop and Filter Forge. Guests are encouraged to visit my galleries at Redbubble, Society 6 and Fine Art America to discover a wide variety of interesting items!
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Enjoy this pop art digital watercolor painting, featuring the silhouette of a walking rhinoceros with a colorful bokeh effect. I created this design using both Adobe Photoshop and Filter Forge. Guests are encouraged to visit my galleries at Fine Art America, Society 6 and Redbubble to discover a wide variety of interesting items available!
I’ve also created a Pop Art Giraffe using this same style of design. Thanks for stopping by.
This red fox has his eye on something, probably lunch. Ever so softly he steps forward, careful not to alert the prey to his presence. He is focused, as this meal should last for the day. This picture is based on a photograph and is available in my gallery at Fine Art America on a variety of prints and other items. Great for both home and at the office. Enjoy!
Enjoy my artistic rendition of a dog in a snow covered forest, starring intently ahead as he ponders his next steps. Bring nature into your home or office with a wonderful print (framed, canvas, acrylic, metal, wood, art and posters) by visiting my gallery at Pixels. Other items available, as well.