The title says it all. This is probably the largest bear I have seen on the Alligator River Wildlife Refuge. My son Evan and I went over there on a recent early morning and turned onto Bear Road. (No, I'm not kidding.) After about a quarter mile I saw a bear way up the road so I slowed down to about 5 mph. He was walking up the road toward me. I optimistically hoped he'd let me approach to within maybe 30 yards or so. I rolled slowly on, and when he stopped, I stopped and took some photos with the 500mm and waited a couple of minutes. He continued toward my Explorer, so I rolled ahead. He turned into the brush out of sight. I stopped and backed up. Then amazingly he came back out on the road, and half wet now, just walked all the way past my stopped car! I had to change to a 70-200mm lens to get him all in frame. I think he must have been 700+ pounds!!
I hope you enjoy it,