Spirits in the Khutzeymateen

The Grizzly Bears (Ursus arctos) rule the Khutzeymateen Inlet without challenge.  In June, the boars roam the fields of sedge grass and the creeks that drain out of the mountains looking for females to court.  The males are the kings but the mothers are the not only the queens, they are the heart and spirit of this land.  With their cubs there is a tenderness and caring that is plain to see and wonderful to watch.

Bear spirits - © Christopher Martin

This mother and cub spent a couple of days along the beach near where we moored the sailboat and we were able to watch them for many hours.  Here, they both looked up when a noise behind us drew their attention.  A great mother raising a beautiful cub.

6 responses

  1. vastlycurious.com

    Fabulous!!!! Were you on the boat I hope?

    June 26, 2014 at 7:23 pm

  2. elmediat

    Superb.

    June 23, 2014 at 7:20 pm

  3. This is a magnificent image!

    June 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm

  4. That is a beautiful sight.

    June 21, 2014 at 11:22 pm

  5. Those bears hold a powerful attraction.

    June 21, 2014 at 12:46 pm

  6. Always love seeing your bear pictures! Keep them coming …

    June 21, 2014 at 8:26 am

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