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: Yellowstone’s Late East Gate Grizzly Sow
This was the last time I saw this beautiful grizzly sow that called the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park home.
She was famous amongst bear lovers who frequented this part of the park, but towards the end of her life, it was clear that she had been fed. And as the old saying goes: a fed bear, is a dead bear.
Within a week of this image being taken, she was killed by Wyoming conservation officers, fearing that her exposure to human food would inevitably lead her to a confrontation with people.