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A smiling Grizzly in Kananaskis

Kananaskis Grizzly 152 - © Christopher Martin-1046

A couple of hours after watching a Black bear in a patch of Buffalo berries, I found this Grizzly in another one a few kilometres away.  She appeared to be a very happy bear, taking some anthropomorphic liberties, I even thought she smiled a few times as in the photo above!

Kananaskis Grizzly 152 - © Christopher Martin-1335

This female’s tag has the number 152 and she has spent her life in Kananaskis Country according to what I could find online.  With the poor berry crops of the previous two years, it is not surprising she is without cubs this year.  I hope that the much better fortune this year will lead to her and the other females in the central Rockies bringing many cubs out of their winter caves next spring.

Kananaskis Grizzly 152 - © Christopher Martin-1000

At one point, the Conservation officer attending blew the fog horn which startled the bear into a short run. One that ended at the next berry patch.

Kananaskis Grizzly 152 - © Christopher Martin-1277

She dug up the ground near the second patch a little bit too.  I expected her to be solely focused on the berries but maybe a few roots made for a better, and more complete, lunch.

Kananaskis Grizzly 152 - © Christopher Martin-1176

When she turned around to dig in another spot, it was impossible to not stare at those incredible claws!

Kananaskis Grizzly 152 - © Christopher Martin-1162

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6 responses

  1. Pingback: In search of Bears | Curiosity Takes Me

  2. Beautiful, love that opening shot!

    August 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm

  3. Pingback: A bear and her berries | Christopher Martin Photography

  4. Kenny

    It does look like a smile. Gorgeous pics claws are massive .

    August 8, 2016 at 6:02 am

  5. I caught sight of those claws also. Wow! Total respect there! Thank you for sharing your passion with us. And she does have a wonderful smile. ren

    August 7, 2016 at 10:20 am

  6. Frosty

    Seeing your shot of the smiling bear makes me smile too. Thanks

    August 6, 2016 at 10:08 am

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