Real-life care bears – these precious baby cubs can be seen kissing and cuddling, giving a clear indication of devotion.
Anthony Goldman captured the images at Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, while on a group photography course to photograph bears in their natural habitat.
The Alaskan Brown Bear cubs may be observed playing, cuddling, and even kissing as their mother forages for food in a nearby lake.
“We saw the bears doing their typical daily routines, such as fishing for salmon, while the cubs watched and amused themselves by playing, cuddling, kissing, and even fighting for food — but mostly playing as siblings should.
The mother was always in command and kept an eye on her cubs, but she did allow them some freedom to play.
Occasionally, they strayed away, but on one occasion, the cubs couldn’t find their mother for almost 15 minutes, but she was able to communicate vocally, and they were reunited.
“There were a lot of different actions, but the spring cubs who were between 7 and 8 months old were the most fascinating to watch.
“We had the opportunity to spend hours with the bears; there were just a few visitors here, and the only way in was by boat or small plane.”
“We stayed for five days and studied the bears for eight hours every day,” she said.
“As we got near, they were aware of us, but we all moved as a big group and maintained a common respect, even the bears.”