America's Great Outdoors
This kodiak bear in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge clearly doesn’t care about the refuge rules.Photo: Steve Hillebrand, USFWS

This kodiak bear in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge clearly doesn’t care about the refuge rules.

Photo: Steve Hillebrand, USFWS

Great photo of a bear near Wonder Lake in Denali National Park.Photo: Georgia Riddick

Great photo of a bear near Wonder Lake in Denali National Park.

Photo: Georgia Riddick

Caribou react to the approach of a grizzly bear near Highway Pass in Denali National Park. NPS Photo/Daniel A. Leifheit

Caribou react to the approach of a grizzly bear near Highway Pass in Denali National Park.

NPS Photo/Daniel A. Leifheit

A mom and her cubs in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.Please remember that no matter how cute they look, bears are wild animals and can be dangerous and unpredictable. Do not approach bears or allow them to approach you! This photo was taken with a telephoto lens and cropped to make the bears appear closer than they were. Please see http://www.nps.gov/grsm/naturescience/black-bears.htm bear safety information.
Photo of bears in Cades Cove by Samuel Hobbs.

A mom and her cubs in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Please remember that no matter how cute they look, bears are wild animals and can be dangerous and unpredictable. Do not approach bears or allow them to approach you! This photo was taken with a telephoto lens and cropped to make the bears appear closer than they were. Please see http://www.nps.gov/grsm/naturescience/black-bears.htm bear safety information.

Photo of bears in Cades Cove by Samuel Hobbs.

You will be hard pressed to find more brown bears in a photo than this one from Katmai National Park in Alaska.Photo: Douglas Croft (www.sharetheexperience.org)

You will be hard pressed to find more brown bears in a photo than this one from Katmai National Park in Alaska.

Photo: Douglas Croft (www.sharetheexperience.org)

There have been many reports of bear sightings in Great Smoky Mountains National Park recently. If you see a bear, please remember that for your safety, and the bear’s safety, you need to stay at least 150 feet away from the animal. For more information about what to do if you see a bear, check out http://www.nps.gov/grsm/naturescience/black-bears.htm, where you can find links to a video about bear safety.
This photo by Sam Hobbs taken with a telephoto lens and cropped to make the cub appear closer.

There have been many reports of bear sightings in Great Smoky Mountains National Park recently. If you see a bear, please remember that for your safety, and the bear’s safety, you need to stay at least 150 feet away from the animal. For more information about what to do if you see a bear, check out http://www.nps.gov/grsm/naturescience/black-bears.htm, where you can find links to a video about bear safety.

This photo by Sam Hobbs taken with a telephoto lens and cropped to make the cub appear closer.

Happy first week of spring!Photo of a bear in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge by Lisa Hupp (USFWS)

Happy first week of spring!

Photo of a bear in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge by Lisa Hupp (USFWS)

A Grizzly Bear crossing the Snake River at sunrise in the Grand Teton national Park. Photo: Donald Higgs (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A Grizzly Bear crossing the Snake River at sunrise in the Grand Teton national Park

Photo: Donald Higgs (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A Coastal Brown Bear makes intimidating eye contact while chasing salmon. Morraine Creek, Katmai National Park, Alaska. Photo: Rebecca Wilks (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A Coastal Brown Bear makes intimidating eye contact while chasing salmon. Morraine Creek, Katmai National Park, Alaska.

Photo: Rebecca Wilks (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! We can’t think of a better photo to share today than this grizzly and her cub spending time together in Katmai National Park in Alaska.Photo: Andrew Sentipal

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! We can’t think of a better photo to share today than this grizzly and her cub spending time together in Katmai National Park in Alaska.

Photo: Andrew Sentipal