An extra-special feature of our Black Bear Expo this year is a photo field trip to Cades Cove with a professional wildlife photographer, Chuck Cooper.  Chuck has been an exhibitor at our previous Expos, showing visitors how to take photos of bears and other wildlife safely.    You may have talked to him at his information table last year.  If you would like to go with Chuck and learn about photographing the many animals that inhabit the Cove, you can sign up in advance by emailing us at