A K’tzim-a-deen cub at rest

Bobbi and I just returned from the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary where Dan and Sandy hosted us aboard the Sun Chaser sailboat and we spent many hours looking for, finding, photographing, discussing and dreaming about Grizzlies.  It was a magical experience and I have had little time to look at any images so far.

K'tzim-a-Deen Cub - 2014 © Christopher Martin

That said, this image of a cub resting on a rock is already a favorite of mine.  Mom brought this two-year old down to the beach in the bay where Dan enjoys anchoring several times.  They were both very relaxed about our presence, with the elder concerned only about Grizzly boars coming out of the forest edge.  Her back was often to our little raft scanning the tree line as she ate the sedge grass.  Meanwhile the cub, free from much – though not all – of this worry, watched us in-between explorations nearby, feasting on vegetation and mewling for milk.

7 responses

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  2. A wonderfully peaceful scene.

    June 13, 2014 at 11:00 am

  3. That expression is priceless!

    June 12, 2014 at 8:38 am

  4. vastlycurious.com

    Fantastic!!!

    June 12, 2014 at 3:05 am

  5. Easy to see why you love this shot. It’s a great image and very appealing (the way he is sprawled over the rock).

    June 11, 2014 at 5:49 pm

  6. Yes I remember that your old images were stunning and this cub is so cute, so trusting, the image is everything I could expect.I guess when food is plentiful and the bears are not harassed things can go well. Do you think there is a point where the balance will be tipped by too many visitors ? What etiquette does one practice in a situation such as this? It sounds like people can stay on the water, as you did, but cannot go onto the land. Thank you for providing the link to the sanctuary and the tours. I look forward to more of your photos from this trip.

    June 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm

  7. I absolutely loved your last images from out there so I am looking forward to seeing these. If this is any indication of what is to come then I can’t wait to see the rest. This is a beautiful shot.

    Hopefully you got better weather this time. I remember last time it seemed as though it was raining non stop.

    Nic

    June 11, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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