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The Wild Way

The Wild Way
Photograph by Robert Caputo

Snowy, one of Squirty’s wild cubs, practices climbing on a birch tree. Observing Squirty’s mothering technique has given Kilham fresh insights into the mother bear—daughter bear relationship. Bears have long been thought to be solitary creatures, but Kilham has observed numerous social interactions, including food sharing and other forms of altruism. He believes that some dominant females like Squirty even establish dynasties in habitats controlled by female offspring.



Camera: Nikkon 8008
Film Type: Fuji Astia 100
Lens: Nikkor 600mm f4
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Morning
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