Black Bear on Botanical Beach BC

Black Bear on Botanical Beach BC
There was a low .32 metre (1.5 ‘) tide at Botanical Beach, near Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, BC, on June 16, 2018, at 9:41 (PST). Hundreds of people came out to see how the beach looked with the water so far out. A black bear wandered along the rocky beach towards the water. I got some video of it with a Nikon CoolPix Waterproof, and Stephanie Ann Johanson got some still photos with a zoom lens on her Cannon 70 D SLR.
I made sure I didn’t get too close to the bear. This is a good idea, not just for personal safety, but for the bear’s sake as well. If you harass the bear by getting too close and the bear hurts you, the bear will likely be put down, so please remember to give them plenty of space.
Black bears are fairly common on Vancouver Island.
Botanical Beach has an amazing view of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State, USA, across the Juan de Fuca Strait. The Strait of Juan de Fuca is part of the recently named Salish Sea, which also includes Puget Sound, the Strait of Georgia, and the Johnstone Strait.
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Information about black bears is available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_black_bear

This link shows the location of Botanical Beach.

Black Bear on Botanical Beach BC
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