Bear games by Alan Mattison

taken with a Nikon D700 and a 510mm lens at a wildlife park where the grizzlies (zodiac’s) live under conditions close to those in the wild.
This shows the mother teaching her two cubs respect for the adults!!

Please view larger for the best effect of the kodiak bears power.

7 RB features 1 challenge win, 400 views


  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Alan this is such a dynamic clear capture! Love it.

  • you were quick off the mark Rosie!! it had only been on RB for 15 secs!!! thanks for your fav. and your appreciation!!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot, such power, how lucky are you to see them!

  • thanks a lot deb!!, I have just added a bit more info!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenover 4 years ago

    Gosh what clarity and detail here !Such a fabulous capture of this powerful play Alan ! I am pleased that’s not my face under that there paw !!!

  • Judging from your photo I would say that would be a great shame Lynne!! the power of them playing has to be seen to be believed! thanks again!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Kratos
    Kratosover 4 years ago

    Amazing work…makes me cringe a bit to see those claws so close to an eye, even if it’s not mine!

  • thats how bears play Laurie!!I sometimes watch them a whole afternoon, they are so entertaining and love playing with eachother, sometimes I stand only 2 meters from them(with the fence inbetween!!!!)

    – Alan Mattison

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 4 years ago

    wow .. outstanding shot

  • thank you so much Angel, good job they aren’t running about in English forests!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 4 years ago


  • thanks once more me lass!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Amir Saeed
    Amir Saeedover 4 years ago

    Amazing work…

  • thank you very much Amir!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

  • thanks Gina, don’t you have a little house with a bear in it ???!!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Dennis Stewart
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