Our very first weeklong trip into the wilderness to photograph wildlife was that of a trip to Alaska to capture images of the amazing Alaskan Brown Bears. It was during July when the sun never sets in Alaska and the salmon run had yet to begin. At this time, the bears were feeding on the sedge grass found along the coast, and when the tide would go out, they could be seen digging for clams to feed themselves and their cubs. We had heard that there were a number of cubs born that year but had no idea at how small they really were. Weighing in at about 20 lbs (9 kg), and no larger than a seagull, they were so entertaining to watch! The twin cubs would wrestle and play together, much like that of 2-year-old kids. At one point, one went and laid down near its mother to sleep, while the other one came over beside it and laid down as well, only to roll over and kick his brother in the head – and then the wrestling was back on again! Watching these little baby bears’ antics is a memory in nature I’ll long remember!
- Keltie Masters
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