If this doesn’t make you go ‘awww!’, nothing will.
Waiting for dinner can be a stressful thing sometimes, even if you’re a bear. Two adorable cubs were pictured holding hands as they waited for their mother to bring them food in Alaska.
The beautiful family moment was spotted by Lewis Kemper in Lake Clark National Park, and he couldn’t resist snapping a few photos. The 62-year-old says: “I was leading a photography tour around Lake Clark in Alaska, earlier this month, when I spotted a female and her two cubs waiting for her to come back with something to eat.”
The photographer adds: “I was standing about 20 feet away from the two cubs – bears in the area are used to human presence and do not mind us. The two bears held hands for around 20 seconds, hoping their mother would bring them some dinner but unfortunately, she came back fishless.”
Better luck next time, mama bear! Still, there’s no reason to worry, because the little family most likely found something else for dinner. Kemper explains: “Although bears love their fish, most of them are omnivores and mainly eat plants and of course, a lot of grass.”
The wildlife photographer has more than 30 years of experience, and says that Alaska remains one of his favorite destinations. Kemper concludes: “I have been to Alaska more than 30 times, it’s a great place with amazing wildlife. Bears are usually very calm, which makes them great animals to photograph.”