20100704 Piilijärvi, Orivesi

Piilijärvi is small swamp lake surrounded by some cliffs. While walking around this location I found a place where two bears have been resting on grassy hill. I first did think that the marks on ground (long grass had fallen in area which was about 120cm in diameter, and smaller area next to it) were caused by moose laying on grass enjoying the evening sun, but then I realized that it's way too small for moose - then few meters from further away I found footprints, which definitely were not made by moose. After this I made big noise while moving forward to avoid confrontation with the bear and it's cub. It's quite rare that human faces bear in forest, almost always bears smell and hear human from so far distance that it's next to impossible to see any bears. Actually I haven't seen bear outsize zoo ever except in North Carolina, USA.

Piilijärvi 01 - Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS @ 150mm & f/8, 1/400s, ISO 200:
Piilijärvi 01

Piilijärvi 04 - Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS @ 340mm & f/11, 1/200s, ISO 200:
Piilijärvi 04

Piilijärvi 07 - Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS @ 370mm & f/9, 1/50s, ISO 400:
Piilijärvi 07

Piilijärvi 08 - Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 @ f/4, 1/80s, ISO 400:
Piilijärvi 08

Piilijärvi 10 - Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS @ 150mm & f/8, 1/100s, ISO 100:
Piilijärvi 10

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