Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Reflections, Lake Impressions and Wildlife

Today’s focus is on the beauty of the Arrow Lake on, in and near the water. Reflections are forever fascinating, especially when you watch them in a light breeze, which adds motion to the wavy water surface.  While relaxing at the beach on Father’s Day last Sunday, mama merganser with her little brood came by close enough for me to take a picture of the same merganser family, we had observed the week before. I captured the two bears on my camera a couple of years ago also in the spring. It is quite rare to see two different coloured bears together. Enjoy.A-IMG_6352A-IMG_6382A-IMG_6386A-IMG_6393A-bears

45 comments

  1. arv! · June 19

    Indeed, the two coloured bears together is a rare sight!

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  2. Sue · June 19

    Great image of those bears, Peter!

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  3. Amy · June 19

    Wow, is that a grizzly and a black bear together? Or just two different colored black bears?

    The photographs capture the beauty and serenity of your area, making it look like a paradise on earth.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 19

      There two black bears in different colours. I would not dare to come that close to a grizzly bear. Thanks for the kind comment, Amy!

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      • Amy · June 20

        That’s what I figured. Plus grizzlies have a different shaped head, as I recall. I’ve never seen a brown “black” bear before!

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  4. Robert Parker · June 19

    These are all terrific shots, the first one with the tree limb makes a nice image of a miniature mountain

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    • Peter Klopp · June 19

      I often see mountains in tree stumps. It is all a matter of perspective. Indeed sometimes I lie on my belly to get a good shot in.

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  5. Pure Glory · June 19

    Peter, your photos are excellent and shine with the beauty of Arrow Lake, Those bears were close but seemed preoccupied with other things than you. Enjoyed all the photos. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 19

      Bears are normally quite peaceful and don’t bother you, unless they perceive you a threat to their cubs. Thank you for the kind comment, Hazel!

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      • Pure Glory · June 19

        You are welcome! I am not comfortable with bears due to many being mauled or killed in Alaska.

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  6. Stella, oh, Stella · June 19

    Hello, Peter, with today’s photos you are outdoing yourself! Splendid pictures! The first two are my favourites. A black bear and a brown bear, interesting, maybe they are overcoming their differences …

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  7. tanjabrittonwriter · June 19

    Beautiful photos. I love it when the chicks ride on mamma’s back, but there are too many for all to to fit in this instance. And seeing the two differently colored bears together must have been very memorable.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 19

      You have a very interesting blog, Tanja. Thank you for the kind comment! How do I follow you? I do not see a follow button.

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      • tanjabrittonwriter · June 20

        Thank you for your interest, Peter.
        You should be able to follow my blog just like any other. When you open one of my posts, in the right lower corner, a rectangular sign will show up that says “follow.” If you click it, that should work.
        You could also type in tanjabrittonwriter into the search function of your reader, and my blog should show, together with a follow box.
        Please let me know if that does not work. I am not aware of any problems following my blog.
        Thanks again.
        Tanja

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      • Peter Klopp · June 21

        All is well. We are connected now, Tanja.

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      • tanjabrittonwriter · June 22

        I am glad to hear it, Peter. Thank you for letting me know!

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  8. Su Leslie · June 19

    These are beautiful as always Peter. Living in a country that has no wild animals larger than a possum, I’m totally in awe of the bears.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 19

      Oh, yes, bears are quite frequent visitors. In the fall they can be a real nuisance, as they climb into our fruit trees and break the branches.

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      • Su Leslie · June 19

        That really put into perspective my concerns about some native bird’s eating the fruit on my grapefruit tree 😀

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  9. Jodi · June 19

    oh such beautiful reflections! glad you found time to relax and reflect on Father’s Day!

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  10. Nurul Fitri Lubis · June 19

    Amazing shots, as usual Peter. But I must say that the first picture really attracts my eyes. The trunk reflection is wonderful.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 19

      Oh, thank you, Nurul! Another fan of reflections! Fascinating too when you capture them in motion.

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  11. Anonymous · June 19

    Splendid captures again, Peter, amazing how you captured the bears, and of course my favorite is the reflection image. Thank you Peter.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 19

      I thank you for all the kind and thoughtful comments. I would like to know your name. Someone is too distant. Sorry.

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  12. kopfundgestalt · June 19

    Klasse 1. Bild, aber die anderen sind auch nicht zu verachten, Peter 🙂

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  13. Steve Schwartzman · June 20

    “Reflections are forever fascinating…” Indeed they are, and the rhomboid shape created by the dead tree and its reflection works quite well. Also effective, as you said, are the wind-whipped ripples on the lake’s surface.

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  14. Ann Coleman · June 20

    Wonderful pictures, Peter! I especially liked the one of the bird with her little babies swimming along behind her!

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    • Peter Klopp · June 21

      I almost did not publish the merganser photo, because it is slightly out of focus. Thank you, Ann! I am glad your like pictures.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. rabirius · June 21

    Very beautiful landscape.
    And I like the bears.

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  16. Sarah · June 21

    OMG! Bears!! I really envy you, Peter! 😄 The last bear that dared setting foot in Germany (Bavaria) in the nineties was shot soon after. 😯

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  17. floresphotographic · June 23

    I love the bears!

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  18. antonia_ · June 25

    Wonderful images!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. jml297 · July 10

    Such gorgeous photos, Peter! I love the reflections and the ducks in particular, but they were all fantastic.

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