Bill Bickle Photography, William Bickle Photography
On Guard
Wild Female Grizzly Bear with her Yearling cubs in Background. She was showing me her Dominant Side while perched on this boulder. The Claws are at their longest now as she has recently emerged from her winter dormancy. During the next few months the Claws which are Not retractable will wear down with her foraging. The cubs may stay with her for several seasons until thety will venture off on their own. It's Breeding Season now in the Khutzeymateen and mother bear is On Guard for unwanted intruders. The Baby Bears can move quickly & climb the trees for safety at a very quick rate. Mature Grizzly Bears can not climb trees .