So this is what bears do when they think no one is watching ...

Out in the Highlands Ranch Backcountry Wilderness Area, it's not unusual to see a plethora of wild creatures living their best lives. The wilderness area keeps 8,200 acres of conservation space and animal habitat. There are no natural water resources in the backcountry habitat so HRCA maintains 26 water resources and hosts a steady stream of wildlife including deer, elk, mountain lions, bobcats, smaller rodents, and bears. HCRA also observes many of the animals in the habitat through well-placed wildlife cameras. 

HRCA shares pictures on Facebook every Tuesday of the natural visitors the water tanks get, and the batch of photos from last week are nothing short of fantastic. They give a candid insight into what bears do when no one is watching. This adorable black bear family has delighted people all over the state with their antics! Check it out:

We are not exactly sure what is happening here; however, it appears this bear has a rather acrobatic way of doing his bear business, or perhaps this bear is an expert yogi (get it? Yogi Bear?)

bear on water tank

Aww, well, that sure is cute!

mama and baby bear in water tank

Cubs will be cubs.

bears playing in water tank

Why does look like Jim from The Office anytime he looks in the camera?

big bear in water tank

No big deal, just some bears recreating the iconic scene from Dirty Dancing!

bear lifting other bear in water tank

To see all 52 photos that the HRCA Backcountry Wilderness area shared, just check out their Facebook page. Check back every Tuesday for new candid wildlife photos, there are some real gems every week. Just ask this guy:

deer face

What do you think about this happy bear family from the HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area? What other candid wildlife pictures have you seen recently? Give us the scoop in the comments. 

All images courtesy of HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area.