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photoblog image Bearizona!

Bearizona!


Bearizona is a wildlife park that allows visitors to drive into the wilderness and witness herd and pack life from the safety and comfort of their vehicle.  Their mission is to promote conservation through memorable and educational encounters with North American wildlife in a natural environment.  Bearizona Wildlife Park is a vehicle for connecting visitors to wildlife and the land in which they inhabit, while using best practices for economic, environmental and social sustainability.


Ginger is a North American Black Bear  (Ursus americanus).  Some black bears have this cinnamon color in their first years. 


Williams, Arizona

Bearizona!


Bearizona is a wildlife park that allows visitors to drive into the wilderness and witness herd and pack life from the safety and comfort of their vehicle.  Their mission is to promote conservation through memorable and educational encounters with North American wildlife in a natural environment.  Bearizona Wildlife Park is a vehicle for connecting visitors to wildlife and the land in which they inhabit, while using best practices for economic, environmental and social sustainability.


Ginger is a North American Black Bear  (Ursus americanus).  Some black bears have this cinnamon color in their first years. 


Williams, Arizona

comments (19)

Nice photo of Ginger she is very beautiful in her cinnamon coat Ellie...the black bears here in the north are all black....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I would guess it's more of a survival tactic here in the deserty areas!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jul 2012, 03:51
I wonder what they will call Ginger when she grows up...perhaps Black Ginger...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Pepper?
Very nice. I like the different textures of the fur in front of the tree bark... and I like her face and her paws too. : )
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Jacquelyn, isn't she cute! I kind of wish there were more contrasting colors, I considered processing in B&W- but I liked the color of her coat!
Love our title!!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Chantal! I'm afraid I can't take credit for it!
a commendable effort directed towards awareness and conservation. a few years ago, my brother [who resides in the USA] did some shots, if you have the time: http://www.ayashbasu.com/photoblog/index.php?showimage=447
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks for the link Ayush - That's a fantastic shot of those Grizzlies! I have yet to make it to Alaska - one of the last great frontiers!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jul 2012, 08:05
'cinnamon colour' - what a beautiful word - and I like the upright gesture of Ginger who reminds us of us humans - a wonderful photo which shows the bear in harmony (enhanced by the toning) with his/her environment - and I liked reading your information!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much Philine! I love when the stand up like this. I do wish there were a little more contrast between she and the background, though.
I would not like one of these as a pet
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me neither!! Can you imagine?! smile Thanks so much for your visit Francis!
Now your getting into my type of photography Elizabeth.
We have drive in parks over here as well, the best way to see wildlife.
Great capture to get one standing
(envious).
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much Pedroeric! I love being able to get up close with them!
I wonder if the bear is trying to scratch it's back on the rough tree bark which is a common activity.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I don't think so - at least not at this moment - she just kept standing up looking at the crowd! She was pretty cute!
A nice shot Ellie,lovely animal.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Frank! She's so cute!
I wouldn't like to meet up with him in the woods!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me neither!
You have explained very well the function of parks such as this. Our Iberian Bear (Ursus arctos pyrenaicus) is now practically confined to the north, while used to occupy the whole of the Peninsula. Catalogued as "Close to extintion" is the subject of conservation programs. A beautiful creature, check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViRzABK16lA
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh isn't he beautiful - looks very much like one of our Grizzlies!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jul 2012, 12:25
Is she posing for the camera? Great shot!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Actually I think she was Anne! She was pretty cute!
Nice capture of a beautiful creature. Cheers, Dave.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much Dave!
Over here around Asheville we have bear-friendly golf courses.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: What?! Man, if they'd had those when I lived there, I'd have taken up golf! smile
You did well having captured Ginger standing Elizabeth.
Great shot!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: thank you Richard! She seemed like she wanted to pose!
Did someone say 'honey'? Nice shot of the bear.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: :-0 thanks so much John!!!
Yep. I'll stay in the car!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Wise man!
Well, said Elizabeth, Bearizona, indeed! Excellent capture!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much Sue! She was just adorable!

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