This photo was from a trip we took down the Mekong River. Their were many more photos but you are probably sick of river pictures from Vietnam. Besides, I needed to use the rest of my space showing you my bonding with the bear day. ALL the rest of the photos below.
Note the unique marking, a cresent. I couldn't believe it was a sun bear because I had seen a Discovery Channel special on a guy who rehabilitated similar bears that were called moon bears. Plus I had just seen a black bear with white markings on the neck at the Myanmar Zoo. The sign said Asiatic bear. After looking it up, I realized the Asiatic, Himilayan black, and moon bear are one in the same. These bears have a "v" shape white mark. Although the sun bear is very rare, that's what I played with.
Here he is biting me. It didn't hurt, but later when he swatted my wrist, it ripped off my bracelet and left a scratch. That did hurt, but it was cool because it came from a bear.