I was in Grand Teton National Park last week, attending the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, and also shooting some scenery while I was there.
Sunday morning, I was treated to a great opportunity when these three grizzlies stepped out of the willow. I was about 300 feet away, and even though I’ve spent a lot of time in black bear country, this was the closest I’d ever been to a grizzly sow with cubs. I was glad there were a couple of other people around and that we were on a ridge about 100 feet higher than the bears. Seeing these amazing animals was a great reminder to never walk lightly in the willow flats behind the Jackson Lake Lodge. It’s a grizzly maze down there!