5.05.2011

Celebrating Mama's and Their Cubs ~



Look Up, Way Up High! 

look up
way up high
in the branches
that mingle with sky
perhaps you'll spy
a mama bear
denning
with her cubs
up there

mama mama
where you going?
we want to come
and play down there!

Soon they will
descend that tall tall tree
and roam the earth with you and me
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 I regret not having taken ONE photo of just how VERY tall this tree is!
I am guessing they are denning 50 Feet above the earth. 
I did indeed see the mama bear crawl out of the hole and climb
down the tree and wander about.

As you can see one of the cubs attempted following the mama down
before scurrying back into their den. I am guessing
that any day they will be brave enough to make the journey
to the earth below.



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86 comments:

  1. Wow! these are amazing photos Tammie, thanks so much for sharing this. The love of mamas eh???

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  2. WOW, that is some sight to see! Thanks for the great pictures.

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  3. AnonymousMay 05, 2011

    I didn't know that bears live up in the trees. What an amazing, safe place to hunker down for the winter. You wonder how the bear ever found that hole and that it happened to be big enough for everyone. Is this in your neighborhood? Wow! xo D

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  4. What wonderful captures, Tammie. You were certainly at the right place at the right time! This is the first I've heard of a tree denning black bear. (That's SOME tree.)

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  5. Great shots. I love bears.

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  6. Wow! Great story! So glad you were there to capture it all.

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  7. Amazing shots, those trees do look tall, too bad there was not a picture of the mama bear. loved loved these.

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  8. Hi Everyone,
    This really was a wonderful thing to see, the sort of viewing that makes you smile for days! I had no idea that bears would den so high up in a tree!

    And YES, how did the mama find this den?!

    Ms. Cinner, that bear climbing down the tree is the mama. The wee tiny heads in the hole in the tree are the two cubs. In the second and 3rd photo one of the cubs is attempting to follow the mama down, either changed it's mind or mama said 'nope'.

    so glad you are enjoying the photos.

    warmth,
    Tammie

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  9. Wonderful series of shots.

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  10. I had no idea that they denned in trees. This is a very special series of shots, thank you for being there with your camera.

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  11. How sweet... I love this series of photos! I had no idea that bears spent time in trees other than an occasional climb - and so high up too! Interesting! :D

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  12. Too delicious for words.

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  13. Hi Tammie . . . thanks for the visit.

    And to answer your question, that fabulous river mansion is NOT mine (I wish.) It's the home of a very wealthy art gallery owner -- and I was invited to a dinner there recently. He obviously built it with "entertaining" in mind. (Ha.)

    I live in a humble apartment -- which is just fine for me.

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  14. Amazing photos,Tammie!Wonderful set!

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  15. Brilliant Tammie,I spent three weeks trying to find bears to photograph in Swan Hills,Alberta in 2003 and fresh droppings were the closest I came.
    I envy you.

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  16. oh my, what a fantastic series of photos. these are wonderful. happy SWF, and have a great weekend.

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  17. oh how wonderful to see this bear family playing in the tree...beautiful images Tammie!

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  18. WOW! Thats stunning! At first I didnt realize it was a real bear! Beautiful! :)

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  19. What a wonderful, fun series of shots, Tammie! Love those cubs! And what a tree! It's so TALL! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  20. Amazing serie of the shots.

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  21. How wonderful and amazing!
    Happy SWF.

    Enjoy your weekend.
    xo
    " Regina "

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  22. This is an amazing series, Tammie. I had no idea that bears would den up high in a tree.

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  23. WOW! Amazing and wonderful photos! Love it:-)

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  24. Hi Tammie,

    Aint nature just great!..... thanks for sharing your good fortune!....:)

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  25. WoaH! Holy Wow-factor Tammie!!..these are FABULOUS and breathtaking..such exquisite shots...beautiful and so soul-nourishing...i feel energized..thankyou!!
    Hugs!
    What a JOy to visit your realm today..magnificent post!
    Victoria

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  26. I didn't even know they ever lived up high. What a wonderful series of photos!

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  27. Wow stunning photo's. really amazing.

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  28. Stunning photos and great find!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  29. Oh my gosh, Tammie!! What a sight to see. You live in the best place to be able to witness Mother Nature in every form. Seeing that little cub way up in the sky at the den entrance just melts my heart!

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  30. Your post is very timely as mother's day is this coming Sunday. :)

    Thanks for visiting My Sky Watch Friday

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  31. Hi Tammie,
    These are so amazing ... I hope you had a great big lens and you were far away. I know that mama bears can be unsettled sometimes! We used to watch them when we were growing up, but never really worried too much. Now I would be way more cautious!
    Wonderful work and thank you!

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  32. That is amazing. I didn't know bears would den in trees. Thank you for sharing. I am glad I stopped by.

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  33. Wonderful shots of the mother and cubs. They are such fun to look at.

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  34. Simply awesome - but I hope you didn't get too close! I once encountered a bear and her two cubs while hiking, but I didn't get any worthwhile photos.

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  35. Sweet and beautiful and free. May they live well!

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  36. Tammie: That is a wonderful capture from nature. I really enjoyed that you have found these bears in the this big trees.

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  37. Although I know black bears can climb trees I've never seen one den in a tree and especially of such huge height. Your images are excellent. Must be fun to watch them.

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  38. Tammie, omg I put my bifocals on and it all came together for me. lol. I should be the one hiding my head in the tree. I had to come back...all I can say is I had not had my Coffee yet...but I do love the photos better now....We won't forget this one. Hugs.

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  39. A timely post for Mother's Day!

    Very cool photos!

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  40. A BIG WOW, how big are the baby bears? Do you have a video function on your camera.

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  41. Awe,
    they are so cute!!!
    :)

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  42. Hi Tammie,

    Just want to thank you again for sharing your photos. I may make a return trip this weekend.

    Bill

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  43. Wow - what a privilege to have seen this wonderful sight! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  44. These are fantastic photos. I've seen cubs climb trees when hiking in the mountains, but never had my camera with me.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Ohhhhhhhh..Tammie, qué tierno...

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  46. Wow!Awesome shots!Tammie

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  47. Wow, great photos. I hope they stay safe so high up in the tree. What a great sighting. I just love seeing bears in the wild. Happy skywatching and have a great weekend.

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  48. WOW! Awesome bears, awesome tree, awesome photos! I can't believe how big that tree must be!

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  49. Did you take these yourself? How lovely to be that close to such a lovely family!xx

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  50. Tammie, Wonderful shots- and how much fun was that to watch the cubs and mother bear climb around the tree. Extraordinary opportunity that you capitalized on. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

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  51. That's amazing! Unusual to find a hole in a tree large enough for a bear to den in! I've taken the bird feeders in... and miss the birds, but the bears are roaming about and you know what that means!

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  52. What wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing!!

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  53. Tammie, you're very lucky to capture these amazing moments!

    Thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend...

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  54. Wow Tammie..you very lucky girl:)
    this is so amazing..being able to witness these beautiful creatures in their own habitat..and those beautiful beautiful trees. i love :)) xx

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  55. Tammie ,you give us the best with these images..thanks i'm so happy to see this wonderful scene of natural life...precious moments,precious life,precious gifts..
    Wow...i love the first one,so cute little bears...
    Thank you ..♥♥

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  56. Oh my word a mother's work is never done even in the animal kingdom! Such precious images but how close did you get!WOW!

    "God could not be everywhere and therefore made mothers"

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  57. oh my gosh...amazing shots...thanks for sharing!

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  58. this just continues to amaze me...that the 3 bears could burrow together in that burrow! i can see the details here much better than on your iphone....i've gotta go check it out and see if i can spot them too!
    i wonder what food those babies get way up there??
    wonderful experience & photos tammie! loved sharing the art walk with you last nite sweetie~

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  59. What amazing photos, Tammie. So thrilled you got to witness this. I didn't realize they could be that high up in the trees. :) Hope you have an amazing weekend! Theresa

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  60. What a delightful series of photos! Here's to the mamas of our wonderful planet, including you my dear friend.

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  61. Hi Tammy,I never new any Bear species racing the offspring up on trees! Magical moments you've captured!

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  62. What a joyful encounter Tammie! Wonderful photos of the tree and cub. The gray and black are so stunning together too. Precious! The distant view is outstanding too! What a marvelous part of the world you live in. The wilderness is much larger than my tamer world. Our black bears mostly den in brush piles.

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  63. Oh my God! I've never seen anything like this. In the beginning I thought it was a cat with her babbies!
    Wonderful images...
    Ana from Brazil

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  64. What an amazing series of photos! I kinda can tell how tall the tree is, and you must have good eyes/ears to capture these.

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  65. how very sweet, Tammie




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  66. Incredible! So high up. I will show my boys. They still remember your pictures of the flower eating bear. This will intrique them too. I also love the contrast of the black bear against the white tree!

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  67. And Bears — oh my!
    Lovely post : )

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  68. I am tempted to say adorable....but I'm sure up close they are quite scary!!

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  69. It would have been wonderful just to see that, but to get such great photos as well is incredible. Thanks so much for sharing these!

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  70. Wow...wow....wow

    Super Wow.

    The perfect find. It would never have dawned on me to look for a bear den in what could easily be a birds nest with a birds eye view.

    Wonderful!

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  71. Amazing photos!! I have never seen anything like this

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  72. This is just stunning Tammie! Your photos simply take my breath away, and you got to witness this in person, amazing! It simply blows my mind that she made her den so far up! That is going to be quite a first adventure for those little cubs! I hope they have sticky feet, lol!

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  73. I guess she is a penthouse type of gal. Might want to surround the bottom of the tree was a whole stack of bean bags. How trippy to be born high above the earth and not yet truly know the repercussions of gravity. Perhaps these are the true spirit bears come to teach other bears how to climb the tree of life.

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  74. Tammie, how utterly delightful! I'll be back when I can get more internet time.

    Love. . . Arija

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  75. Whoaaaa! I had no idea bears could den in a tree like a squirrel! Amazing! How lucky you are to have witnessed it.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  76. I just loved following the Mama bear down the tree! Thank you for these-they have made my morning! And thanks for visiting.

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  77. wow! lovely set! perfect pictures for mothers day :D

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  78. These are SO beautiful! And thank you for the little preview you sent me during the week! I'm guessing this mama bear would have been particularly dangerous to intruders with her cubs so close by and still so young. How lucky you are to have seen this!
    Janice. x

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  79. Wonderful! I hope these sweeties do well.

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  80. Wow...these are A-MA-ZING!

    I love love love them, because I love any and all animals. These are really fantastic

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  81. Wow!! Incredible!! Weren't you scared?

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  82. one of the most amazing posts i have ever seen. i am captivated.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie