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This is the rather adorable moment two bear cubs held hands – or should that be paws – as their mum hunted for some fish.

 The family were spotted by Lewis Kemper, 62,in Lake Clark National Park in Alaska. He couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures of them.

His pictures show the two cubs stood side-by-side as the smaller one paws at the bigger sibling’s back while they wait patiently for their mum to come back with some grub.

Lewis said: ‘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.

‘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.


‘Although bears love their fish, most of them are omnivores and mainly eat plants and of course, a lot of grass.’

The California-based wildlife photographer has over 30 years’ experience and worked in countries as far away as India but Alaska remains one of his favourite destinations.
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Responses to "Bear Cubs Hold Hands As Their Mum Goes Hunting For Supper"

  1. May GOD always keep you safe and Bless you always! I love the bears! Please find them food Father GOD....Thank you Lord! <3 <3 <3 <3

  2. What a fabulous image!

  3. Love my bears, Because I m Bear Spirit.White Bear Tribe Lyra Star Nations

  4. Anonymous says:

    Adorable indeed. But holding hands? that's anthropomorphism.

  5. Lynn says:

    I Love these photos and videos that show animals behaving in ways we never give them credit for. We Always assume animals aren't capable. They are smarter then the folks who say 'this can't be'...Oh Yes it can. Animals are amazing.

  6. patricia says:

    Thanks for thee wonderful photos!

  7. Thanks for these wonderful heartwarming photos. Treasure your time with your mom and sibling, cubbies...you’ll need to split one day soon and have your own family ��

  8. Unknown says:

    Lovely photos, thanks. When I think of Lake Clark, I think of former (and late) Alaska Gov. Jay Hammond, and his lovely wife Bella, who lived there. He happened to be a Republican but was revered on both sides of the aisle and the kind of leader we so, so need today. I hope he rests in peace.

  9. Unknown says:

    Mama tries hard to get them something to eat, I hope she went back and was able to get them a fish. They were so cute, thanks for sharing these pictures.

  10. LKemper says:

    Thank you all!

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