Brown Bear cub near camp
Its been a few weeks since my last Alaska photo so I thought I’d share another one that I like today. This is a female brown bear cub that really enjoyed being near our campsite. This was right after dinner and she and her mom spent some quality time with us. This cub is about a year and half old so she has about another year or year and a half with mom before she strikes out on her own. Mom was already giving her a lot of space and didn’t seem nervous about her being close to us.
I’ve since read (in the grizzly bear blog) about places in Alaska where the Moms actually kind of “drop off” their cubs near humans while they go looking for food. These are in areas where the bears are very used to the human photographers and have learned that is a safe place for their cubs.