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Sometimes we all just need a little Bear Hug by Chris Perry

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Sometimes we all just need a little Bear Hug by 

Even us big bad bears do from time to time..

This is actually two cubs from different sows who each day found each other to play. The two sows actualy kept their distance from each other but allowed the two large spring cubs to have plenty of time with each other each time they crossed paths.
Mostly they just sat or lied down while the cubs jostled with each other for hours..
Photo was taken on my last trip to Katmai National Park in Alaska.

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  • abigcat
    abigcatalmost 4 years ago

    Comment from this house " Oh, so cute " :)
    Nice story Chris, looks like it may have been raining or they just got out of the river. What zoom did you use? :-))

  • You are very observant…It pretty much rained the whole week on me up there..First time ever on my trips up there..And I really do need to do better adding the camera, lens details and setting, especially for wildlife shots..
    This one was taken with a 90mm 2.8 Tamron with my Canon 5D…I was only 25 feet of away and I did crop it down a bit. I did not have time to set up my larger lens on time as I saw this develop..
    There is another shot I posted here with two cubs sitting on their butts called Story Teller..They are the same two cubs…
    They would be fun to track a few yrs later when they are old enough to e on their own and how or if they still real to each other…

    – Chris Perry

  • Here is a link to a little blog about that week if you are interested.

    – Chris Perry

  • abigcat
    abigcatalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks Chris :) I’ll check it out later. 25 feet doesn’t seem too far away to me LOL :-))

  • Sometimes 25 feet feels like a mile away and sometimes, well you are right..I’ll leave it at that..:)

    – Chris Perry

  • amalduar
    amalduaralmost 4 years ago

    hi chris
    this is my number 1 gold place your best photo ever seen on here photo

  • You are very sweet..thank you..

    – Chris Perry

  • amalduar
    amalduaralmost 4 years ago

    i know not easy take photo shots of big pets

  • Oh, if I could ever have pets like this..:)

    – Chris Perry

  • queenxtc
    queenxtcalmost 4 years ago

    My life would be complete if I could get a hug from one of them.

  • Wouldn’t we all….Just as long as it was a friendly one.. :)

    – Chris Perry

  • amalduar
    amalduaralmost 4 years ago


    hey dude,
    i didnt say you got big pets for your own ! not easy taken good shots

  • Manana11
    Manana11almost 4 years ago

    absolutely cute!))

  • Yeah, these little guys are definitely cute..Thanks for coming by..

    – Chris Perry

  • Rhonda F.  Taylor
    Rhonda F. Tayloralmost 4 years ago

    awww hugs, now thats just gorgeous Chris…what a wonderful capture, they are just amazing, I can see why you love visiting them so much.
    Rhonda :)

  • My little babies are probably all grown up to well over 700 lbs by now..More if they are male..Cant wait to go back and try to find them again…

    – Chris Perry

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 3 years ago

  • Hi Meeli….Thank you so much!!! What an honor..

    – Chris Perry

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