A bear was spotted outside the Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire this week by hotel worker Sam Geesaman, who snapped a couple of breathtaking shots around 5 a.m. on June 29.
Geesaman said he was working the overnight shift at the hotel and wanted to catch a glimpse of the sunrise off the back veranda of the hotel when he spotted the young black bear coming up the stairs to investigate a nearby trash can.
Geesaman said he notified fellow staff members and stood guard to prevent any guests from stumbling upon the bear.
"While following behind it attempting to usher it to the nearest exit, the bear decided to hop up on the rail and enjoy the sunrise as I had intended to do myself," Geesaman told WMUR.
[photos: Sam Geesaman]