Co-op nature photographer
Stephen Ledbetter (South Central Power Company)
Q. I was excited when I saw the June 2022 edition of Ohio Cooperative Living magazine and the Cades Cove black bear photography article. Great information on being cautious and a gentleman in the field. I was in Cades Cove on May 2, so your article was extremely timely for me. We made one loop and saw some bears in the meadows. I am attaching three bear photos that were taken in another area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Just wanted to share the photos.
A. Stephen: Thanks for sending your three excellent black bear photos. It sounds like you had a great trip to GSMNP, one of my favorite outdoor photography destinations. I will be glad to share your photos with OCL readers.