Bear goes crazy taking 400 selfies with wildlife camera!

brown bear in front of wildlife camera
A black bear in Colorado appeared on one motion-detecting camera roughly 400 times (Image credit: City of Boulder)

A beautiful black bear has recently gone viral after it stumbled upon a trail camera that the city of Boulder, Colorado in the United States uses to monitor wildlife across open space. Of the 580 photos captured on this particular camera in late 2022, 400 were actually bear "selfies".

Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) posted some of the bear images on Twitter and the surprise selfie star soon got shared. The unintended black-and-white selfies have captured the hearts of news outlets around the world, including The Guardian and BBC News.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.