Thanks to Warren for this picture of a black bear cub standing. Bears are curious animals and rely on their acute sense of smell. Often bears will stand up to get a better look and more importantly a better sniff of what’s around them.
Not all photos require a sunny sky to be interesting. The stellar sealions pass through the area, between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia, to and from Alaska in the spring and fall. They gather on the rocky shore in the area of Telegraph Cove by the hundreds to sun themselves and rest after feeding in our area before continuing their trip. This area of BC’s coast is so rich in food for these marine mammals that several dozen in the past three years have started to stay all summer and not make the journey north.