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Item DCS1602- Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States where black bears can live in wild, natural surroundings.
Warning: Bears are wild animals that are dangerous and unpredictable. Do not approach bears or allow them to approach you!
Willfully approaching within 50 yards (150 feet), or any distance that disturbs or displaces a bear, is illegal in the park. Violation of this federal regulation can result in fines and arrest. Use binoculars, telephoto lens, or a spotting scope to view the animals.
Image was captured using a Nikon D810 camera with Nikon 80-400mm lens @350mm. ISO 900, f8@ 1/500 second shutter speed. Image was captured in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.