Bill Bickle Photography, William Bickle Photography
Veteran Male Grizzly Bear
As the Winter snow recedes and Glaciers melt in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary May 2012. This Veteran is about 25 years, according to the knowledgeable guide. He is the father of many bears who live and pass through this Rain Forest. Seen here with damaged eye and missing fur as he emerged recently from his winter dormancy period. He is following the scent of a Female Bear as it is Bear Breeding season here in the Khutzeymateen. Travelling the shoreline is much quicker with low tide. The Tide here can reach in excess of 25 feet.