Dawn L. Brown Business owner
dba A Bears Second Chance
Black Bear Photographer , Bear Care & Behavioral Researcher
Take Time To reflect There Is strength & Wisdom Within
This Photo is of "Whirlwind"
He was released back to the wild & 3 other bears: Burdock,Blaze & Feisty were also released approximately the same time frame/year
©Dawn L. Brown Bear photos dba A Bears Second Chance
I have been caring for and observing Maine bears for near 2 decades.It is a dream come true ,and oh how the bears continue to teach me throughout this amazing journey. I have been so blessed to see their instinctive development , and key behavioral patterns that I have witnessed and documented over the years: single cubs ,sibling units ,and adopted siblings, and yearlings .
Over the years I have indeed gained a better understanding of them. It is an honor to know - that so few out there - will ever be able to see what I have - real time = I am truly more grateful than words will ever say.
I look at each experience as a learning curve no matter what: good ,bad /or indifferent , and it isn't always easy ,but I stay strong through thick and thin, and will only continue to give thanks to the bears and for being apart of their lives. I certainly have gained a lifelong experience that has allowed me to step into their world,and will continue with future bears that are orphaned /or injured - my experiences will stay with me always ,and they are to be reckoned. ( I am in the process of writing a book,and can only pray that my faith will guide me through the steps of putting it all together)
To learn more about my personal life : My family = Me being Home with my husband Michael whom I love dearly ,and my pups,and also working for a living = going to work = me and my husband run/own a small business installing floors,and we go to install floors/jobs . I give thanks for all of it , and of course my tiny little bear business too; being my special outlet that I clearly need in my life as it gives me Independence - it is a peacefulness and love working in my little shop and simply being home sweet home as well - I also like going to craft and gun shows being a vendor to sell my bear photos/products , Life sometimes gets hectic and me working with bears :either photographing them and caring for them,and observing ;that being the ultimate gratification-It is all a dream come true- it comforts me from the hecticness that sadly ; I can so often get to caught up in,and could sure do without the bureaucracy = all that does - is tire me, and waste my time!
When I see the bears grow,and enjoy life so - simply being bears - that are in their element - it is a feeling that I can't even explain ,but I thank my Lord above for all of it .The learning never ends ...visit my fb site for the latest updates,and I will do my very best to keep everyone informed with time permitted.
I try to always say glass half full instead of half empty and stay as positive as I can.My little business:I am a sole proprietor dba A Bears Second Chance = I will stay strong and ever persistent, and be the driven individual that I am , and simply run my little business = Sell my photos/products ,gain some better marketing ideas/skills with some advice , and continue my learning experiences in regard to running my little business - I will also continue to learn from the bears that have so graciously let me a part of their lives. I feel beyond blessed to have witnessed orphaned bear cubs grow and develop over the years , and look forward to the future journey of doing so. I have certainly gained knowledge and insight into the mystery of growing cubs as they develop and grow into bears ; being a promising note - for giving others the facts rather than misconceptions. REAL
I love talking about the very bears that have given me so much insight - it welcomes people to listen intently for when I tell their story ,and so many out there really like that part of it = it gives them more incentive to want to buy a photo from me, and a greater understanding about bears = I not only sell people a beautiful photo , but there is a story behind each one - as I watched these cubs grow as I give each my undivided attention. I, gotta say - there so much more that goes along with it all , and many have said - that I am so passionate about the bears that I call mine , and my knowledge base is intense ;they love hearing my stories.
I am often repetitive with my writings - because for so many years I have seen repetitive behavioral patterns with bears, and I suppose it is a good thing that I do absorb it, and it never goes away in my thought process - each story stays vivid as it did when I had witnessed it.
I have a smugmug site :
I now have a storefront on my website as well !
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