Kananaskis Wildlife: A Blond Grizzly Sow and Two Cubs


Following on from my encounter with the moose calf and mother, I drove further along the Highwood Pass section of Highway 40 in Kananaskis and saw this mother grizzly bear leading her two cubs along the forest’s edge parallel to the road. 

The color of these bears is fantastic. Blond is not exceptionally rare but is still striking to see.  I stayed up on the road and watched them move swiftly through the dense underbrush before crossing the pavement and disappearing down into the valley. 


I hope their momma can guide these two cubs into adulthood avoiding the dangers of the road and the rails that have impacted the grizzly population in the Rockies.  They are incredible animals.

4 responses

  1. Hi,

    Wow so nice! I like this site. Keep it working every day.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm

  2. Judi Martin

    What a gift to have seen this incredible family and thanks for sharing this with us. Mom

    September 10, 2011 at 10:37 am

  3. Bobbi

    These are among my most favoritest bear photos ever!

    September 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm

  4. Wow – incredible photos, Chris! So beautifully composed and I’m sure you had to act quickly. Seeing moose and bears along the road – amazing!

    September 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

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