This summer we went to the Smokey Mountains and stayed in a condo near Gatlinburg. It's always exciting to see a bear in the woods and on this mini-vacation we were visited by a young black bear. We named this bear "Little Bear" because he was so small.
Each day Little Bear would visit the condo. It was obvious that Little Bear was looking for food around the trash bins and I think he slept in a brier patch just the down the road.
We never did see his mother, but others staying near us said they had seen a mother bear around. I was never near the bear and used my long range lens to take pictures. In this picture I was about 30ft above the bear on the condo deck.