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Mother Bear with Cub, Alaska by David & Shiela Glatz
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This mother Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) lost one of her cubs born last year. This male cub looks just like his mother. Hopefully he inherits and passes on her mellow, easy-to-photograph disposition. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

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Brown Bear Mother and Cubs by David & Shiela Glatz
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Brown Bear (ursus arctos) mother shelters her cubs. She had twin female cubs. One female cub was curious and bold, the other female cub was curious but a little shy as you can see. Fast forward two years later during the 2012 Salmon Run the twins had been cast off by Mom, and are trying to catch Sockeye on their own. Labeled by the Guides as the “Terrible Twos”, these cute little terrors have been known to false charge pretty much any photographer they see. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

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Brown Bear Family Meal by David & Shiela Glatz
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“Necklace” takes its turn riding mother’s back while “Shoulder Pads” looks on. Mother Brown Bear and her spring cubs dine on sedge in the meadow of Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. We nicknamed the cubs based on the relative size of their natal rings (the band of white fur around their necks, which usually wears off after their first year or so and is replaced by brown fur). Shoulder Pads also had a huge head compared to its sibling. Difficult to get all three with their heads up at the same time! Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

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Eye Contact with Pavlov and Male Cub by David & Shiela Glatz
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Pavlov and her one-year old male cub check out the photographers. I swear the cub had a frown on his face in just about EVERY single shot I took. Hope he grows up strong and healthy. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.