Every week for Throwback Thursday we’ll post an image from the (slowly uploading) archive – a scanned slide or still – I took from one of my family adventures as a kid to the wilds of Yellowstone and the Canadian Rockies, or from my trips as a teen to the Great Bear Rainforest to help document the spirit bear.
Today’s photo: Reflecting Bear
In the spring of 2002, one of grizzly bear 264’s cubs spent two weeks running up and down the eastern half of Yellowstone National Park’s upper loop road, searching for elk calves.
He might have been one of the best hunters I’ve ever watched and on this cold morning, he enjoyed his prey while casually glancing back at the bearparazzi across a still South Twin Lake.
Like other bears I’ve grown to love, I never saw this boar again, though I have great faith that he still roams the park’s backcountry.