16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bear Cub Climbed Down Tree Looking For Momma

This was an amazing thing to watch unfold over a couple of hours. A mother Black bear put her three cubs up a tree while she walked off to do something else. She came back and called for them to come down. One remained and wouldn't descend. So, she left him. She was never far off, but he came down looking for her, whining. Lesson learned, she came back for him about 30 minutes later.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: Orr, Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © William Walkowiak