Listen to the young

Mother and cub traveling along the Khutzeymateen Inlet towards the estuary

The theme for this year’s World Wildlife Day is listen to the young.  I love this celebration of animals in their natural environments and a focus on the voices that will guide our future.  Thinking about this day and this theme, my mind went to the Grizzlies in the Khutzeymateen and the mothers who raise their cubs in this bear paradise.


These images are from a couple of different mother cub pairs.  When I was lucky enough to spend time with these bears, I loved hearing their voices.  I hope my children are able to say the same when they are my age.

Khutzeymateen Inlet, British Columbia, Canada - August 2013

I hope to give both my children and the bears the opportunity to share their voice.  I will always listen.

6 responses

  1. Kenny

    amazing shots

    March 6, 2017 at 6:16 am

  2. This is incredible! I love watching these animals in their natural habitat.

    March 5, 2017 at 5:15 am

  3. I always like bear shots. They are so thin, it is amazing how much they will fatten up by fall. Listening to them talk back and forth must be a thrill and such a good lesson that you took from this experience to share with your children.

    March 4, 2017 at 12:57 pm

  4. So adorable

    March 4, 2017 at 12:17 am

  5. jack griffis

    Took me quite a long time to enjoy all these images. Christopher, I’m too old to get out like I used to, and like you do now. Just wanted to let you know that you write as well as you photograph, so I feel almost like I’m with you.

    Thank you for sharing your gift.

    Jack Griffis


    March 3, 2017 at 9:27 pm

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