By Richard Gage

Broughton Bear

Equipment Info
SONY DSC-RX100
State/Province/Region
BC
Country
CA
Nearest Area
Broughton Archipelago
Town
Telegraph Cove
Brief Directions

Drive north on Vancouver Island to Telegraph Cove and cross Johnstone Strait by boat heading West to enter the Broughton Archipelago.

Description

We had been camping on the White Cliff Islets within the Broughton Archipelago for 2 nights in this uniquely isolated landscape. On the third day we decided to paddle away for the afternoon but as we did we saw a 300lb Black Bear pull himself out of the ocean having swam 2 kms to pay us a visit. Somehow the purple stains on our feet did not highlight that there was bear bounty on this island that might attract a 'berry' visitor this far away from the main larger islands. I stayed on lookout while Mark crept back to reclaim our food cache to the kayaks. We were concerned about this 'fed' bear learning habits that would lead to a 'dead' bear scenario. With Mark making his approach from shore I took this picture. I was completely oblivious that we were being watched by the 'Spirited' face reflecting in the water. It was only later when I was flipping through the pictures that someone sitting beside me with an alternate perspective noticed who was really being observed.

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Date Added
February 2, 2013
Date Taken
February 2, 2013

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