I spent this weekend in eastern North Carolina and you know I had to spend some time in Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge photographing bears. It was a spectacular weekend with lots of bear activity and I got a few good shots. Photographing bears can be a challenge so they don’t just look like a black blob. The issue seems to be even more compounded with the bears walking down almost white gravel roads but it seems many of my shots were better then the past I guess it is just a learning curve.

This one seemed lame in one foot not sure how he hurt it but he was feeding heavily in this field and getting around ok.

We saw over 40 bears in the few days I was in there and while the concentrations of sightings was around sunrise and sunset we saw a number of them in the midday.

As you can see the bugs were pretty bad


Pocosin Lakes NWR is a beautiful place with a wide variety of things to see and do so you need to put it on your list of places to visit. If you go this time a year I would recommend you bring some insect repellent because the biting flies are relentless.


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