Edition of 1800 Size 11" x 14" unframed
Grizzly bear female with two yearling cubs stand to look for other bears in McNeil River State Game Sanctuary-Alaska. Along the glacier-fed McNeil River on the western shore of Cook Inlet's Kamishak Bay, grizzly bears congregate in unusual numbers to feed on salmon.
Feeding can be dangerous for the females with cubs as male grizzlies have been known to attack and kill young cubs.
On this June day a mother grizzly was attempting to traverse the deep sedge grasses along Mikfik Creek where a lot of other bears were fishing. Anxious to locate the other bears, she often stood to get a better view. Once to my great pleasure, the cubs imitated their mother and stood beside her.