An adorable cub was photographed for a flower for a good sniffing.
Chad Collier, 44 years old, working in construction, from Arizona, USA, captured the sweet moment on camera at Katmai National Park on the Alaskan Peninsula, USA.
The curious cub could be seen looking around when his nose touched the daisy in the field.
“Small cubs like this are new to their world,” said Chad.
“They’re so intuitive, it’s amazing. But with that comes curiosity, and the urge to explore and understand their world makes the objects in it disappear.
“I was hoping it would stop and be able to chew on the flowers, so when it started smelling them, I was shocked.
“The bear stood there sniffing the flower for about 30 seconds.
“It’s like the baby is actually processing what it smells like, I think this is too good to be true!
“We were about 20 feet away.
“Some people consider bear photography dangerous – but there is a risk with everything.
“However, ethical photography means understanding your subject, defining behaviour, and applying common sense in the wilderness.
“To tell their story, you must have a level of trust and understanding with your subjects.
“Documenting the lives of our wild animals requires that we respect their ability to let us in to do. I am always honoured that the bears have allowed me to do this. “