Grizzly Bears (Ursus Arctos) - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Dwarfed by the massive Teton mountains, grizzly bear 399 and her 3 cubs cross a snowy valley. I feel extremely privileged that I had the chance to view and photograph this amazing bear family. Spring of 2008 was her third spring with her cubs, and they only stayed with her another couple weeks after I took this photograph. Bear 399 became somewhat of a celebrity in recent years, due to the fact that she was often spotted with her offspring close enough to the road for good viewing.