A bear takes its kid for a hike to a nearby Alaskan mountain. Alaska, with its wide-open spaces, is the perfect habitat for brown bears. One male brown bear can claim a territory as large as 1600 square miles! The territorial behavior of these Alaskan animals means that young cubs cannot remain with their mothers once they reach adulthood.
This wildlife photo was taken at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Alaska during summer 2014, on a guided wildlife tour and photography workshop led by professional photographer Matt Shetzer.
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