Brown Bear Spring Cub Rides Mom’s Back by David & Shiela Glatz
Via Flickr:
Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) spring cub rides its mother’s back after she crosses a slew. The cub’s sibling didn’t make it on mom’s back until later in the week. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Chosen as "Pic of the Day" by photo editors for National Geographic’s The Great Nature Project, on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

PSA PLEASE READ!!

If you plan on going to a fair this summer please DO NOT go to any Tiger or exotic animal Exhibits! They claim to travel and present their animals for conservation, and education, but all they want is your money. They tell lies about where their they come from. White tigers are often a big hit in these exhibits. Here’s a fun fact White tigers are only present because of inbreeding, they are not a naturally accruing  species and are mostly found in captivity because of forced breeding. The tiger cubs in this picture were most likely taken from their mother when they were first born so they can be paraded around the country and make nothing but money for this company. If you want to see a tiger, go to a non profit zoo. Please do not support these programs. Supporting them means supporting the exotic pet trade. Trust me, I’ve seen them, they are confined to tight cages, it is no way to treat an animal. The pictures shown are mine. These cubs were just trying to sleep when the handlers decided to wake them up, to entertain those who payed to see them. Tigers can not breathe being held in that position. Please spread the word. DON’T SUPPORT THE EXOTIC PET TRADE.