This grizzly bear cub, on BC’s Glendale River on Knight Inlet, even has its mother’s colouring. Cubs tend to learn by seeing and doing. In this case the cub has taken to a rock because it is a little warmer and it lacks the layer of body fat of the mother. Also the force of the water might make it hard for it to remain in one place. Both are looking down river and waiting for another school of pink salmon to arrive in the entrance of the spawning channel. Waiting for lunch.
As a guide I do not have much opportunity to take pictures especially in the spring. Grizzly viewing takes place in the Glendale River estuary about an hour and fifteen minute boat ride up Knight Inlet from our lodge. On arrival we change boats to use a sixteen-foot skiff which allows us to travel up the river and along the shore in shallow water. The “up river” portion of the day means that the guides are in the water pulling the skiff in the knee deep water and to minimize the noise. Pulling the skiff often means that my camera is in the back of the boat while I am at the front but on occasion I do manage to take a picture but not always of ALL the bears at once.