Black Bear Cub in a Tree by David & Shiela Glatz Via Flickr: Black Bear cub in his safe place. Mother Black Bears “tree” their cubs to make sure they stay out of harm’s way. Mom and cub had been eating berries when a huge male black bear decided to take their spot. Mom ran away, but the cub “treed” himself by climbing up a tree and staying put on one of the higher branches until the male black bear left the area. Vince Schute Wildlife Refuge, Orr, Minnesota.
Brown Bear Mother and Cubs by David & Shiela Glatz Via Flickr: 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.