Cades Cove : Great Smokey Mountains National Park

My wife & I spent our honeymoon in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. The first part of our week we spent a few days at Cades Cove. For those of you who don't know much about Cades Cove, it is home to lots of wildlife, including whitetail deer, turkeys & bear. We were able to photograph quite a few deer, a glimpsed a couple black bear. I will definietly be going back in the near future. Hoping to make it during the winter. Would love to see this place in snow!

 Two young bucks sparring in the rain. Image was created in color & then converted to b&w. Canon 5D Mark III, 500mm 1/80 @ f/5.6 ISO 1600

Two young bucks sparring in the rain. Image was created in color & then converted to b&w. Canon 5D Mark III, 500mm 1/80 @ f/5.6 ISO 1600

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We were lucky enough to see & photograph this young bear. He was very curious, I was standing just off from my truck and he approached close enough I decided to stop photographing him. Cute and cuddly although still very wild.