While most people think of wildlife as vicious and dangerous, it may also provide some wonderfully touching encounters. And this pair of bear cubs linking hands is quite breathtaking. Lewis Kemper, a wildlife photographer, was fortunate enough to be at the right position at the right moment to get some spectacular images.
When the 62-year-old photographer from California discovered the charming scene, he was at Lake Clark National Park. While watching the mom bear struggle to fetch the meal, two cubs were holding hands. “Earlier this month, I was conducting a photographic trip around Lake Clark in Alaska when I observed a mother and her two cubs waiting for her to return with food,” Lewis said. “I was around 20 feet away from the two cubs — the bears in the region are accustomed to human presence and seem unconcerned.”
Despite their eager anticipation for fish for supper, their mother returned empty-handed. “For almost 20 seconds, the two bears held hands,” the photographer stated. “They thought their mother would bring them some food, but she returned empty-handed.” Bears have a 10% hunting success rate, according to wildlife specialists.
Despite the fact that most bears enjoy eating fish, their diet is primarily comprised of vegetation. “Although bears enjoy fish, the majority of them are omnivores that consume mostly vegetation, including a lot of grass,” Lewis remarked.
However, the two cubs aren’t the first animals who have been seen clutching ‘hands.’ A couple noticed two penguins carrying flippers on a South African beach a few years ago. The sweet meeting soon went viral on social media at the time, earning millions of hearts. Check it out!