This gorgeous wildlife painting entitled "Valley of the Black Bear" by Skye Ryan-Evans, was created to raise awareness about wildlife protection especially in areas where people still think hunting bears is an acceptable pasttime.
Black Bears are much needed to balance the ecology and deserve to be treated with respect.
The huge Bear who posed for this artwork was non-threatening and merely curious. After I took 20 photos of him, he simply walked away looking for long grass to eat. The artwork looks superb on this quality mousemat!
25% of proceeds from the sale of this beautiful mousemat, is donated to Defenders of Wildlife at: www.defenders.org. Thank you for caring about our wilderness citizens.