The Great Smoky Mountains

My husband and I consider the mountains our home away from home. We try to visit the area at least once a year. Our favorite spot in particular is Cades Cove in Tennessee. There is always a lot of wildlife that we see there. So I wanted to share with you some pictures from our trip earlier this month. We took around 2,000 pictures and it was difficult narrowing them down. But here are some of the best shots of wildlife in particular.

Our favorite animal we look for are the black bears. Here is a mom who had two cubs.

We also saw another mom with three cubs. But we were not able to get all four of them in the same picture. Here is mom and one of the cubs.

We also enjoying seeing the deer.

Here are two different (but not great unfortunately) shots of a mom and baby deer. The baby still had wobbly legs.

We also see a lot of turkeys. Here are only a couple of the many pictures we captured of them. The first one is a mom and baby.

The horses in Cades Cove are not wild. They are used for horseback rides and carriage rides.

We also saw elk on our trip. This was not in Cades Cove though. This was close to Cherokee, NC.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these pictures, as much my husband and I enjoyed taking them!

About Bridget A. Thomas

Bridget A. Thomas is the author of numerous books which hit the top of the charts and continue to help many people find true contentment in life. In her spare time, Bridget enjoys reading non-fiction, fiction, and classic literature. She also enjoys crocheting and watching baseball. Bridget and her husband live in Florida, but often travel to the Smoky Mountains in search of black bears and other wildlife. To learn more about Bridget, visit her at
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7 Responses to The Great Smoky Mountains

  1. Love these pictures, Bridget, but yikes! Did you have a telephoto lens for the bear shots? Seemed that mama was looking at you a little pointedly. How cool to get these shots!

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    • LOL, yes we do have a good lens. So we are not as close as it seems. But you’re right, mama bear did not like us getting anywhere near the cubs. Thanks for commenting! I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures!


  2. Judy says:

    One of my friends took me to visit Cades Cove, last April. It’s beautiful.

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  3. juliearduini says:

    I’m originally from Upstate NY and I went earlier this month for a visit. In a stretch of 1/2 mile we saw a chubby bunny, a medium sized bear, and a deer. Twice during my travels I saw turkeys. It was quite the experience!

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    • Wow! That sounds amazing and like a lot of fun! By the way, I am originally from Long Island. I remember going up to Lake George when I was little. But I don’t recall seeing any wildlife.


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