Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up / Sunday Post: Captivating
“The eyes are blind. One must look with the heart.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Let’s face it, everybody loves a cute baby. 🙂 Size not-withstanding, this is a very young bear cub showing us that indeed, “babies” of all kinds DO love their thumbs. We looked up to see him in a tree above our heads on a wonderful adventure at Alaska’s magnificent Brooks Falls. Mama, by the way, was waiting patiently on-guard down below.
My header photograph is also from Brooks, where the salmon very nearly jump directly into the mouths of the bears. Yes, it’s just as exciting as you’d imagine so I was more than happy to be using my 70-200 mm zoom to capture these beautiful animals. This was definitely not a time for “sneaker zoom”!
I thought the not-so-little cub would be a good fit for the always-interesting Let’s Be Wild challenge, which this week is “Look Up”. I also think he fits Jake’s Sunday Post “Captivating” designation, don’t you?
For more examples of Jake’s “Captivating” challenge, go here .