2023—Keeping Pace

As we motor boated back to camp on the Uganik River on Kodiak Island, Alaska late one afternoon in September, we kept pace with a mother Kodiak Brown Bear and her cub. We watched them from our boats on the water as they watched us from the shore. In this image, both were staring directly at us as we slowly motored by. Most of the time, though, just the cub stared, unable to keep its eyes off us. The mother bear apparently had more experience with Homo sapiens than her cub and she seemed unconcerned.

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