The mother bear stops, wary, and waits for the cubs to catch up. Small framed oil painting by Alison C. Dibble, 6 x 6 inches, $350.
I was driving along coastal Route 1 in Downeast Washington County, Maine in early May and I glanced across the salt marsh to the edge of the woods. The tide was in, and the day was warm. For just a second I saw this black bear and her two small cubs. They were scooting along trying to keep up with her, but one was lagging behind a bit, and playing, the way cubs will do. I had no time to take a photograph, so I memorized the scene. I knew I had to capture that vibrant spring green as a backdrop for the bear family.
[Item number 4543]
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