A pleasant morning in Grand Teton National Park.

I took a scenic drive up though Teton en route to Yellowstone. I stopped near Taggart Lake and ran into this juvenille Griz. I was walking up a meadow and he came crashing out of the brush at the opposite end. We were both suprised, he began nonchalantly browsing and pretending I wasn't there. I backed off and let him have a bit more space. Then I took a few pictures.

That there. A quick look over his shoulder right at me. It was all the information I needed. "I know you are there." He was saying. "And you grow tiresome."

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