The name of this image speaks for itself, Cuteness. There is nothing cuter than a tiny little cub of the year, and this one is no exception.
Jasper National Park can be a great place to photograph black bear cubs of the year as they come out to the roadside to feed on dandelions and grasses that have ripened earlier. It is also a useful defence mechanism as often the large male black bears or grizzly bears won’t hang out where it is populated, and therefore it helps the mom keep the cubs safe.
In wildlife photography I’m a strong believer that getting the image has a component of luck involved, and with this image, I just got lucky. This black bear cub just happened to pop his (or her) head up right beside where I was sitting in my car, allowing me to snap a few shots before it moved on.
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Taken: June 3, 2012
Location: Jasper National Park
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS
Focal Length: 300mm