“Rock Star Of The Rockies” Canadian Rocky Mountains I was fortunate to watch and photograph Mother grizzly bear with her two cubs on several occasions. Grizzly cubs are playful by nature and strike some of the most interesting poses. As we know people from around the world visit the Canadian Rockies in the hopes of spotting a bear, or even yet a bear cub. In this sense, these little guys really are the "rock stars" of the Canadian Rockies.
Prince Albert National Park, SK These two cubs complete the triplet family with ‘Peek a Boo’. The mother was brown in color herself and had one brown cub and two that were black. These two were far less interested in me than ‘Peek a Boo’ was however and they followed their mother closely as she headed into the forest.
MELLOW MORNING Banff National Park, AB On yet another occasion with Bear yearling cubs, I observed this cub resting while his mom and siblings fed. Not too different from people enjoying a relaxing Sunday morning.
“All About Perspective” Canadian Rocky Mountains Sometimes the camera lens can be too long. This was the case with this photo. Instead of stopping and switching to a shorter focal length I decided the reflection of this black bear in a mountain pond was very interesting. This image portrays an almost abstract painting of a black bear ambling through the forest. This is the reflection of the bear and a 180 degree flip of the image.
NAPPING IN THE LOFT Stewart, BC I was out with a group of other photographers to capture shots of grizzly bears feeding on salmon. During a moment when no grizzlies were in the river, I looked up and spotted this black bear sleeping in the upper canopy of the BC rainforest. It was probably a safe place to be if you’re a black bear in grizzly country!
RARING TO GO Banff National Park, AB This is one of Bear 64’s cubs that I was fortunate to capture on film in his/her second summer of life. They had been feeding in a field of dandelions, taking ‘breaks’ to play when they had filled their bellies. This guy was getting full and kept looking at his siblings, wondering if they were ‘rarin’ to go’.