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Drawing by beloved bearcam fan Dicky Neely

In Loving Memory of Dicky Neely

With heavy hearts, we are saddened to announce the passing of one of our beloved community members, Dicky Neely.


Dicky shared his love of bears (and Otis) through his incredible artwork, pieces we were so grateful to see and cherish as he shared them on the bear cam chat board.

Dicky Neely artwork

Dicky was a wild spirit and brought so much life (and color) to our community. He was talented artist, musician, and even a published author.

“Wildlife inspires people in myriad ways, and Dicky was clearly inspired by brown bears. He shared his love of Brooks River through his art and the bearcam community was richer for it.” — Mike Fitz
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Dicky — thank you for your incredible heart and soul. Please say hi to Juergen for us; you will be forever missed.

If you would like to leave any stories or artwork that Dicky has shared with you, please feel free to comment below.