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Love is in the air...
2007 copyright Elizabeth Bickel

Love is in the air...

Katmai, Alaska

Except during a brief period of romance, Male and Female Grizzly Bears are seldom found together. Females normally fear the males - with good reason - and try desperately to avoid them. However, it was the time for Romance when I found this couple together.

Despite many other males being nearby, the old timer (right) is a dominant male. He claimed the young female (left) as solely his own. They were constantly together for the entire week I watched them. Judging by their passionate affair at Brooks Falls, cubs will be born in the Spring.

This was the first phase of their courtship and eventual union.

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Simon Chandler26-Feb-2008 05:07
So romantic and beautiful. Excellent work. v
flowsnow19-Feb-2008 16:41
In are right!
henrywong18-Feb-2008 09:36
Wow! Great shot! V!
Brian with an Eye17-Feb-2008 11:22
A wonderful image, and an apt frame that works well. Thanks for the background info. ~V~
estralita17-Feb-2008 01:48
Excellent! v
poochdad16-Feb-2008 22:14
LOL a good Valentine's Day shot.
Zaid Kurdi16-Feb-2008 18:14
Happy Valentine Day Liz.......Amazing capture....this is sooo cute.......V. :)
JuvyGeir Thue-Nilsen16-Feb-2008 16:19
very nice and fit for valentines day Liz :) anyhow belated happy valentines to you my friend :)
from us here in England,
juvy&Geir :)
Guest 16-Feb-2008 03:34
Excellent Work V
Hank Vander Velde15-Feb-2008 02:58
Fantastic image and timely posting Liz. Also great description. V.
Jeff Waldorff14-Feb-2008 23:16
Wonderful Valentine capture of this pair!
Sofia Solomennikova14-Feb-2008 20:50
A great bear love story! V
SageCreek Images14-Feb-2008 16:25
Very nice catch..nice comparison on the sizes...
Bob Foisel14-Feb-2008 15:40
Happy Valentines Day, Nice Capture Liz
Dennis Ancinec14-Feb-2008 14:28
Wow, great catch and a beautiful composition.
Manas Khan14-Feb-2008 13:10
Sam_C14-Feb-2008 09:45
Oh yes! Great shot, Happy Valentine's Day to you Liz!! V :-)
Sam_C14-Feb-2008 09:45
Oh yes! Great shot, Happy Valentine's Day to you Liz!! V :-)
lou_rozensteins14-Feb-2008 09:35
Very nice presentation. Well done. Voted.
Carol Breton14-Feb-2008 05:12
A wonderful image with super treatment and a great story! Thanks for sharing. V
XiaoBernard9914-Feb-2008 04:58
Nice situation....
Fong Lam14-Feb-2008 04:47
Beautiful capture of a loving pair.
Bryan Murahashi14-Feb-2008 04:36
Beautiful capture and nice framing. V
Yves Marquis14-Feb-2008 03:50
Greg Harp14-Feb-2008 03:14
Marvelous work Liz.
Jean D14-Feb-2008 03:11
Excellent capture of the pair, Liz! As well,thank you for the descriptive caption! ~V~
papajim14-Feb-2008 02:55
I wouldn't want to be in the way when they're amorous. A superb image, I vote.
Peter Stahl13-Feb-2008 23:24
So appropriate for valentines. Terrific capture and work Liz! GMV.
Patricia Kay13-Feb-2008 21:51
Such a great capture and story of their courtship!!! V
Jonathan Popp13-Feb-2008 21:06
Great photo and love the heart frame! Happy Valentine's Day to you & your hubby
Brinn MacDougall13-Feb-2008 19:39
Best kind of valentine, raw and natural..v
Steve Morris13-Feb-2008 18:56
Very romantic Liz and great photo!! V
Jess. ( Lady.D.)13-Feb-2008 18:33
Very nicely presented Liz, well captured...
Enny13-Feb-2008 18:07
Happy Valentine to you too, lol. and beautiful.
Marcia Colelli13-Feb-2008 18:06
Wonderful capture, great information. I bet this was a wonderful event to witness, I like the heart framing V
Gérard Koehl13-Feb-2008 18:03
Tout simplement magnifique. V