A Rainforest Rediscovered - Part II
The behemoth above takes the cake for the largest bear I've ever photographed. From the size of it most people have been even more surprised to hear the bear is a female. A mother with three cubs, who she has kept around well into their third year, which was another first for me to experience. Her cubs were the size of most Grizzlies I photograph in the GYE. The four of them together are certainly a force to be reckoned with. It's hard to imagine many bears get in their way.
Here is an image of the large female with one of her cubs. They were turning over rocks looking for salmon eggs. I thought this head to head position provided a nice size comparison.
Often the surrounding landscape was veiled in clouds, but occasionally a ray of sunlight would pierce the fog layer and reveal glimpses of the colossal granite walls towering above us. Cloud cover and fog always add an element of mystery to a scene. In a way this image captures how I feel about the Great Bear Rainforest as a whole.