The euphoria of my recent trip to Alaska’s Kodiak Island is still with me. And, while there were many highlights during that two week visit, I have to admit that some of the most memorable moments involved Mama Bear and her three cubs. We were privileged to see and photograph them three different days and in four separate encounters. Each of those times gave us very different views of the life of a Kodiak Brown Bear family. The expressions on the faces of the cubs were so funny to watch and of course it’s easy to anthropomorphize when you have subjects that project so well. Their curiosity about what was going on around them made me laugh out loud but they were always quick to return to Mama Bear’s protection when they felt it was necessary.