Competition For The Attention Of A Female Grizzly; Captured Images From The Scene Of The Fight Between Two Teenage Bears

Competition For The Attention Of A Female Grizzly; Captured Images From The Scene Of The Fight Between Two Teenage Bears

Jenny Stevens Captured A Scene Of A Pair Of Juvenile Brown Bears Fighting For The Attention Of An Adult Female.

Jenny Stevens recorded two juvenile grizzlies fighting for the attention of an adult female during two hours at the Khutzeymateen grizzly bear sanctuary in British Columbia, Canada.

Stevens uses a Nikon D5 with a Nikon 500mm PF to capture the magnificent animal behavior. He also gets help from a monopod, as the D5 is quite heavy even without a long lens.

The reason for this brutal fight was the presence of a lone female grizzly nearby, which caused a sudden increase in testosterone in the young bears. The adult female had no interest in the two.

Two male bears fighting over mating

Mating season is a high risk for grizzly cubs and immature male grizzlies.

The smaller bear is always more aggressive. At first, I was saddened to see such evil, but grizzlies didn’t seem to want to kill each other.

Two male bears fighting over mating

According to Stevens’ estimate, the bears were probably five years old, and the smaller one weighed only 124 kilograms. That means they weren’t even big enough to attract female bears.

Two male bears fighting over mating

When an adult bear approached the two warriors, they quickly stopped fighting and moved away. When the two more miniature bears left, the adult male began mating.

Two male bears fighting over mating

Males usually have to fight for a female during the mating season. I believe it was a grueling rehearsal for what was to come in the next few years.

Two male bears fighting over mating

Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary is the only grizzly bear protected area in Canada. This stunning location is also home to a remarkable collection of wildlife, including killer whales, bald eagles, and humpback whales.

We hope you enjoyed watching this shutter. You can see more of this artist’s work on Jenny Stevens’ website. What do you think about these pictures? Do you enjoy wildlife photography?