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You would think being the largest land based predator in Canada would mean that Grizzly Bears could just spend their days relaxing.  Well that’s not the case, especially mother Grizzly Bears, because there could be another Grizzly Bear close-by looking to harm them, or their cubs.

 

This mother Grizzly Bear was really alert and attentive to the surroundings, and keeping a close eye on her cubs, to ensure that they stayed out of harms way.  She even stopped to have a look at us while we approached in the zodiac to make sure we weren’t a risk.  We apparently received security clearance, because she was very comfortable allowing the cubs a little leaway in their travels while we were there, as opposed to gathering them up and heading for the forest.  Hopefully given her behaviour around us, she will pass this calmness on to her cubs, who will allow us to photograph them in the future when they are no longer hanging with mom.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: June 4, 2017
Location: Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS  5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 400mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 2500
Exposure: 1/1250

About this image

You would think being the largest land based predator in Canada would mean that Grizzly Bears could just spend their days relaxing.  Well that’s not the case, especially mother Grizzly Bears, because there could be another Grizzly Bear close-by looking to harm them, or their cubs.

 

This mother Grizzly Bear was really alert and attentive to the surroundings, and keeping a close eye on her cubs, to ensure that they stayed out of harms way.  She even stopped to have a look at us while we approached in the zodiac to make sure we weren’t a risk.  We apparently received security clearance, because she was very comfortable allowing the cubs a little leaway in their travels while we were there, as opposed to gathering them up and heading for the forest.  Hopefully given her behaviour around us, she will pass this calmness on to her cubs, who will allow us to photograph them in the future when they are no longer hanging with mom.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: June 4, 2017
Location: Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS  5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 400mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 2500
Exposure: 1/1250