There’s something about bears that I love. They are powerful and potentially dangerous animals, but at the same time they are also quite graceful. To see a bear in its natural wild habitat is something most people hope to steer clear from, but for me, the experience is one of those must haves. This, of course, comes with quite a few precautions to follow, but maybe I’ll do a post on that some other time.
I took the above photograph of the Grizzly Bear in Denali National Park, Alaska. Because the park is so large, unless you are going on an extended backcountry trip, the Park Service says that, while there is a chance you will see a bear, many people do not. On this day, without leaving for the backcountry, according to a National Park Guide, we may have set a park record: We saw 23 different grizzly bears in one long 12 hour day.