“I spent a week exploring Grand Teton National Park in late spring,” explains Pam Dorner. “I was fortunate to be able to photograph the most famous brown bear mother in the world, Bear 399, with her four cubs.
“In this image taken near the Jackson Lake Dam, one of her grizzly cubs was having fun playing with traffic cones. Many bears in the area are ‘roadside’ bears and have learned to use the roads to traverse the park. This is a good reminder to slow down while driving through our national parks, as wildlife can cross the road at any moment.”
See more of Pam Dorner’s work at pam-dorner.smugmug.com.
Canon EOS R5, Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM. Exposure: 1/1250 sec., ƒ/8, ISO 250.