Wildlife photography of a Juvenile Grizzly Bear walking through Winter-like snow in late Spring

Normally hibernating in the snows of Winter, a late Spring snow storm and bright morning light make for a very unusual portrait setting for a young grizzly bear. Grizzly bears emerge from their dens when food sources like Winter-killed animals and early Spring vegetation become available. Males den later and emerge earlier than females, and Grizzly Bear cubs spend between 2½ to 3½ years with their mother before she chases them away in order to mate again.