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The bear came down to drink

Wapiti campsite in Jasper is bear country. The black bears come down to the roadside to eat the berries in July and August.
Billy went exploring across the campsite and found this delightful little stream cascading down from the mountains. "This is great place to paint" he declared.
Absorbed in the painting, I looked up to see this black bear 10 paces away across the stream. He looked up, face dripping with water, checked he was in the picture, and ambled off!

acrylic 2004. Timmy Mallett

The Athabasca river flows past Wapiti campsite.
This view in my sketchbook is a 180 degree vista of the sun going down along it's length starting at Pyramid Mountain on the left (above Jasper)

watercolour 2004. Timmy Mallett

Contact Timmy via: John Miles Organisation, Tel: 01275 854675 / 856770, Fax: 01275 810186
Cadbury Camp Lane, Clapton in Gordano, Bristol, BS20 7SB