Although for most people, wildlife is just ferocious and threatening, it often provides extremely tender scenes. And this pair of bear cubs holding hands is definitely a sight to behold. Luckily, Lewis Kemper – a wildlife photographer was in the right place at the right time to capture these incredible photos on camera.
The 62-year-old Californian photographer was in Lake Clark National Park when he spotted the lovely sight. Two cubs are holding hands as they watch their mother try to get dinner. “I was leading a photography tour around Lake Clark in Alaska earlier this month when I saw a female and her two cubs waiting for her to return with something to eat,” Lewis said. “I was standing about 20 feet away from the two cubs – the bears in the area are used to the human presence and don’t care about us.”.”
Although they were anxiously waiting for fish for dinner, their mother returned empty-handed. “The two bears held hands for about 20 seconds,” said the photographer. “They were hoping their mother would bring them dinner, but unfortunately she came back without fish”.” According to wildlife experts, bears have a 10% hunting success rate.
Although most bears love to eat fish, their diet is mostly plant-based. “Although bears love the fish, most of them are omnivorous and eat mostly plants and of course a lot of grass,” adds Lewis.
However, the two cubs are not the only wild animals captured on camera as they gently hold hands. A few years ago, a couple spotted two penguins hugging their flippers on a beach in South Africa. The beautiful duel quickly spread on social networks at that time, winning the hearts of millions of people. Take a look!