Even though this sub-adult grizzly bear had recently been sent out into the world alone by its mother, it knew how to survive and flourish. At this moment it was eating newly grown grass in the rain.
Cub and Mama Bear
I had envisioned a shot like this for several years before I was finally able to make it happen. On this day spring day the female grizzly and her two cubs spent the majority of their time digging roots and eating whatever else they could find.
As soon as I could see the features of this bear through my telephoto lens he immediately made me think of Eeyore. This was early spring and as you can see by the amount of weight he has on him, winter was kind to him.
Bear on Jackson Lake
I was able to observe this bear for sometime in early spring. He crossed the frozen lake and soon headed up a nearby mountain looking for food.
A Walk in the Park
Sometimes capturing a scene like this is by chance. I love the mountains in the background and the little grizzly lagging behind its mother and sibling.
There are some people devoted to looking for bears and photographing them and they often get amazing images. This one I call my ginger ale shot. I had stopped off at a nearby gas station to pick up a soda. I had just driven by this spot 5 minutes earlier and there was nothing. On the way back was this mama grizzly and her two cubs. She made her way across the road and back into the willows and trees.
Step by Step
A parting shot of the mama grizzly and her two cubs. I love that the paws are visible on each of the bears.
399 with Yearlings
Bear Cub Stands
Blondie in Snow
Bear family crossing road
Backroad Black Bear
Four of a Kind
A Case of the Mondays
Two of a kind
Baby Marmot on the lookout