What That Smell

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Scott Elson

I was on a boat patrolling the coastal waters near Tofino and Mears Island for feeding black bears. I caught this large black bear standing upright after it got a whiff of a dog that was onboard another zodiac boat upwind from ours. I had to get the camera up quickly to catch him briefly standing tall. He briefly assessed the situation and thought best to move off into the forest after seeing the dog on the zodiac boat approaching.

Location: Inlet Waters Near Tofino, British Columbia


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