The Beauty of Cades Cove

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One of my favorite places to visit is Cades Cove in the Smokey Mountains. It’s hidden many miles from stores and houses, down long and winding scenic roads. It’s a place that stopped in time many decades ago but there are still a few remnants of old cabins, churches, and barns. One of the places I got a chance to photograph during my last visit a few weeks ago, was this quaint little cabin set a half mile down along one of the trails. As you walk down along the trail, it opens up to this view with a couple other out buildings nearby.

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The thing that brings me back to this place year after year though is the abundance of wildlife that can be seen. This is where I have seen the most black bears and been able to get photos of mom and cubs sleeping in the trees as well as on the move searching for food. Unfortunately, I did not get to see any bears this last trip but did get to see dozens of deer roaming all around. This young buck was a particular favorite of mine, and he allowed me to get fairly close for my shots.

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5 thoughts on “The Beauty of Cades Cove

  1. I really like these images… You did a great job on all them, my favorite one is the one of the young buck too. I need to make a trip there sometime to hike around to see the sights. Keep up the great work, your going to make a great wildlife photographer!

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  2. Great shots! I have always wanted to see a black bear up close. Whenever I see your photos of the cool places you travel, I always want to go! The writing that went along with your images made me feel like I was there!

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  3. I like all these images but I really love the image of the buck. I love how calm it looks as opposed to how in most cases they tend to look alert and afraid. It is great that you were able to get so close; it seems that it is use to people being around.

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