Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bears!



Anan Bear Observatory. Accessible only by water and hike. We did it, even though I hoped to keep bears at a great distance on this trip. Not on this adventure. Bears up close and personal. Incredible. Frightening. Absolutely amazing.

7 comments:

SamArtDog said...

Wow! How up close and personal??? Beautiful watercolors (which don't show how much your hand was shaking at all).

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

About 20 feet. Husband had the shotgun.

SamArtDog said...

Dang!

loriann said...

WOW! 20 feet! Were they grizzlies? Love the bear watercolors! You are amazing!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

These were all "black" bears, but some were brown in color. No grizzlies (which are much more aggressive) and they were much more interested in the salmon than me. I tried to look unappetizing.

Loriann -- didn't you have a close encounter with a bear this summer? Yikes!

PPASP said...

those are beautiful sketches of bears! expressive and impressive! One can feel their imposing presence through those drawings--your "captured" them!

Pam Holnback said...

Love this post. On our trip in June (Prince of Wales Island) we also saw a few that close! They are incredible! Love you litlle paintings!