I followed a family of black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains for a week in the summer of 2017. I finally had an opportunity to photograph one of the black bear cubs when they discovered me and climbed a tree in fear. I was so focused on watching the cub in the tree because I have dreamed about this opportunity for years that I lost track of the mother. I realized that she had circled back around while I was watching her cub and she was coming towards me. Connect with me and I will tell you what happened next.