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Drawing by beloved bearcam fan Dicky Neely

Drawing by beloved bearcam fan Dicky Neely

Bear Cam Fan Art Week 2019 Submissions

Last week, we asked viewers to submit their artwork, poems, or any creative piece inspired by the bearcams. We received so many incredible submissions we couldn’t keep them all to ourselves so we decided to share a bunch of beautiful pieces with you all!

Bear Cam Fan Art - Amanda @a21981

Amanda @a21981

Bear diorama by @janiceterrill2019

Bear diorama by @janiceterrill2019

Watercolor of 480 Otis snorkeling in Naknek Lake - Kandie Lynn

Watercolor of 480 Otis snorkeling in Naknek Lake – Kandie Lynn

Bear Snorkeling by Louise Nicholson

Bear Snorkeling by Louise Nicholson

By GreenRiver

By GreenRiver

Watercolor by Sara Smith

Watercolor by Sara Smith

Quilt by Julia Stuempel

Quilt by Julia Stuempel

By Lindsay Murray

By Lindsay Murray

Poem by CamOp Ele

Poem by CamOp Ele

Holly at Lower River by Anita L. Phillips

Holly at Lower River by Anita L. Phillips

719 when she was a spring cub in 2015 - Lisa Robertson

719 when she was a spring cub in 2015 – Lisa Robertson

My Ode to 480 Otis by Goldilocks, Canada:

Sung to “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” by OTIS Redding

Sitting in the office mist
It’s amazing how we coexist
Watching the salmon jump
I’m striving to get pleasantly plump, yeah

I’m sitting at the base of the falls
In bright sun or driving squalls, ooh
I’m just sitting at the base of the falls
So sublime

I left my den on dumpling
Headed for the river deep
Have to catch me high fat salmon
In preparation for my long, cold sleep

So, I’m gon’ sit at the base of the falls
Following my protocols, ooh
No sows in estrus or nasty brawls
Summertime

In the heart of my home range
Everything still remains the same
Now, covered in a snowy blanket of white
The granite walls echo my name, listen

Sleeping now resting my bones
While you worry about all the unknowns, listen
The walls echo my name
Nothing will extinguish my flame

Forever, I’ll be sitting in the mist
In eternal salmon bliss, ooh
Sitting at the base of the falls
Wintertime

 

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  • mosaic_world

    wow, the bear art submissions was a great idea. I had no idea so many people created artworks after the bears. the use of light in the paintings by Nicholson and Smith are quite impressive. I also enjoyed the poetry and song. quite touching <3

  • Michelle Thackwray

    I’m so happy that there is one of Dicky Neely’s pics. He is missed! I am really impressed by all of the submissions!

  • marywallis soetebier

    I just scrolled thru the above entries of so many talented people. The art very much captures the bears I have watched. Each and every person’s interpretation is beautiful. Thank you all for sharing.

    a

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  • JackieCJB

    Thanks to all who submitted! It does my heart good to see these wonderful creations inspired by our bears!

  • LaRonnie

    Wonderful. Thank you.

  • hondored

    That was such a nice way to start my day. Thanks to all the artists!

  • Rita

    There are some beautiful bears & very talented people out there!

  • Kooky

    Oh my, these are wonderful! Thank you to the artists for sharing your work. So nice to see the bears we watch honored this way.

  • FionaBRZ

    Wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  • http://disqus.com Daniel

    Great looking bears.

  • Pamela Paxton

    I love the snorkeling bear painting, so beautiful.

  • Adw PRO

    I love the snorkeling bear painting, so beautiful.
    paykwik

  • Adw PRO

    Great looking bears.
    astropay

  • http://bidatingreviews.com Nate

    Good Job.. I love bears even i looking for bi dating bear collection

  • https://disqus.com Ryan

    I love the snorkeling bear, otis, and that quilt!

  • Tripp54

    What a spectacular job the participants did in honor of our bears.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/712737048/ Robert Lozowchuk

    Watching the gophers on that cam I thought, if I didn’t know better this could be meerkats on the Serengeti.

  • wild flower

    Beautiful and each one has it’s very own special statement. Thank You

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  • Sue Ann Kainz

    So amazing!!!! Fantastic work, everyone!

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