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Tue., Dec. 27, 2011, 6:21 a.m.

Grizzly cub lets mom worry about dinner

Montana wildlife photographer braved clouds of mosquitoes to snap this photo last summer in Alaska as bears converged on rivers to feast on spawning salmon. The grizzly cub seems to be content to daydream while its mother does the work of providing food for a meal.
 (Jaime Johnson)
Montana wildlife photographer braved clouds of mosquitoes to snap this photo last summer in Alaska as bears converged on rivers to feast on spawning salmon. The grizzly cub seems to be content to daydream while its mother does the work of providing food for a meal. (Jaime Johnson)

 

WILDLIFE -- Montana wildlife photographer Jaime Johnson braved clouds of mosquitoes to snap these photos last summer in Alaska as bears converged on rivers to feast on spawning salmon.

The cub (top left) seems to be content to daydream while its mother does the work of providing food for a meal.

"This 2.5-year-old cub was just happy to hang out with mother while she looked for fish," he said. "Whenever mom caught one, she shared with her cub.

"Oh yeah, did I mention the bugs?"
 
At left, Johnson captured a closeup of a grizzly getting a full deal from its meal.  Perhaps the head of a salmon offers a satisfying crunch to a grizzly's dining experience, much like a crouton on a salad.



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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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