Brown Bear Cubs: Teddy Bears in the Wild
Shot on Location:
Silver Salmon Creek Lodge, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska in June 2017 with the Canon 1Dx, 500mm f/4 II and 100 - 400mm II.
As an African cat lover, I never made it a priority to photograph Alaskan brown bears, especially after spending 7 consecutive seasons photographing adorable 2 month old polar bear cubs in Manitoba, Canada. But to my surprise, I had just as much fun photographing these cute and fluffy furballs. At around a year old, these coastal brown bear cubs looked just like living teddy bears. We were also blessed with animated 4 month old spring cubs. And since this experience, I've ventured into photographing black bear cubs as well (gallery to follow).
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