Yellowstone Bears in May, A Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

Enjoy these photos of black bears, grizzly bears and cubs taken during the month of May in Yellowstone National Park.
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A grizzly bear enjoys a vole she caught while her cub sits on her back near Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D with 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1 2/3 at ISO400, f/5.0, and 1/160th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS and Induro GHB2 gimbal head with custom long lens support.

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A sow and cub grizzly bear hunt for voles near Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D with 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1 2/3 at ISO100, f/11, and 1/20th of a second. The camera was resting on a beanbag.

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A pair of grizzly bears whisper sweet nothings near Steamboat Point in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D with 500/4.0L IS in manual mode at ISO400, f/8.0, and 1/500th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS and Induro GHB2 gimbal head with custom long lens support.

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A grizzly bear (called "White Claws") walks around Steamboat Point's thermal features in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D with 500/4.0L IS + 1.4TC III in manual mode at ISO200, f/6.3, and 1/400th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS and Induro GHB2 gimbal head with custom long lens support.

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Two black bears cubs of the year play high in a tree after an eventful day in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D and 500/4.0L IS + 1.4TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 2/3 at ISO400, f/6.3, and 1/80th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS and Induro GHB2 gimbal head with a custom long lens support.

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A black bear sow with two cubs looks out over a scree field near Tower Fall in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 5D III and 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1 at ISO800, f/4.0, and 1/400th of a second. The camera was mounted on an Induro CT214 and Acratech GP1 ball head.

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A black bear cub  watches as the last rays of sunlight move over its tree near Tower Fall in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 5D III and 500/4.0L IS + 1.4TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1/3 at ISO800, f/7.1, and 1/125th of a second. The camera was mounted on an Induro CT214 and Acratech GP1 ball head.

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A black bear sow with two cubs of the year drinks from a lake near Tower Fall in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 5D III and 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1/3 at ISO400, f/7.1, and 1/400th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS and Induro GHB2 gimbal head.

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A black bear cub stops its descent to take a look out at the world near Tower Fall in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 7D and 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of - 1/3 at ISO400, f/7.1, and 1/250th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS and Induro GHB2 gimbal head.

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Two black bears fight in a meadow near Floating Island Lake in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 5D III and 500/4.0L IS + 1.4TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1 at ISO400, f/9.0, and 1/320th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS and Induro GHB2 gimbal head with a custom long lens support.

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A grizzly bear looks around as a mixture of rain, sleet and snow fall near Roaring Mountain in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 5D III and 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1/3 at ISO800, f/4.0, and 1/200th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS and Induro GHB2 gimbal head with custom long lens support.

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A grizzly bear walks in a May snowstorm near Roaring Mountain in Yellowstone National Park. Captured with a Canon 5D III and 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1/3 at ISO800, f/4.0, and 1/400th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3540XLS and Induro GHB2 gimbal head with custom long lens support.

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