Rockies Spring Preview: Black Bear Photography


There are few better places in the world for black bear photography than the Canadian Rockies in spring. Black bears come out of hibernation around here in April and May and head straight down to the valley bottoms.

Spring in the Rockies = great black bear photography

Spring in the Rockies = great black bear photography

Black bear photography is at a premium along roads like the Maligne Lake Road in Jasper, the Kootenay Parkway (Highway 93 South) in Kootenay National Park, and along the Icefields Parkway in Banff and Jasper. The best time of day is in the afternoon and evening and the best month for black bear photography is June!

Happy shooting,


(View more of John’s spring black bear photography from the Canadian Rockies)

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2 comments on “Rockies Spring Preview: Black Bear Photography”

  1. Danny Guthrie

    I will be in Calgary on business starting in May, is the only place I can expect to see wildlife such as bears in the jasper area on Maligne road?

  2. Charlie Larzalere

    John, amazing pictures! I hope to capture a small sample of what you’ve accomplished over several years when I visit Jasper/Banff in late July. It seems very daunting trying to choose the very best the area offers in such a short time. If you had to create a “10 Things Not To Miss” list for summer, what would be on that list?

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