2023—Cub on the Rocks

We were happy to find a mother Kodiak Brown Bear with three cubs, probably a couple of years old, on our first morning on Kodiak. Brown Bear cubs stay with their mothers until age three or so at which time she shoos them away and they’re left to fend for themselves. Before that, Mama Bear is very attentive and teaches her cubs survival lessons. This cub just swam across the river to join its mother and siblings who had already crossed. Soon after it crossed we watch it follow its mother and siblings past these rocks and up the hillside, disappearing in the underbrush.