This Grizzly Bear is a three-year old sow that was walking close to the road through a lot of dead trees. We spotted this bear while on a morning photo safari tour offered through the official park concessioner in Yellowstone National Park.
This younger sow (female) was known by the photography guide, Doug. Doug was a seasoned veteran of many years of photographing Yellowstone’s wildlife and had also been familiar with this bear’s own mother.
I was quite happy to have seen this bear close up but far enough away to be safe and not disturb the bear. I took these pictures on June 15, 2014. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!