While for most of the people wildlife is nothing but ferocious and threatening, it frequently offers some incredibly tender sightings. And this pair of bear cubs holding hands is definitely a sight to behold. Fortunately, Lewis Kemper – a wildlife photographer was at the right place the right time to capture on camera some incredible snaps.
The 62-year-old California-based photographer was in Lake Clark National Park when spotted the adorable scene. Two cubs were holding their hands while watching the mama bear trying to get the supper. “I was leading a photography tour around Lake Clark in Alaska, earlier this month, when I spotted a female and her two cubs waiting for her to come back with something to eat,” Lewis said. “I was standing about 20 feet away from the two cubs – bears in the area are used to human presence and do not mind us.”
Despite they were impatiently waiting for some fish at the dinner, their mom came back empty handed. “The two bears held hands for around 20 seconds,” the photographer said. “They hoped their mother would bring them some dinner but unfortunately, she came back fishless.” According to wildlife experts, bears have a 10% hunting success rate.
Even tough most of the bears love to eat fishes, their diet is mostly based on plants. “Although bears love their fish, most of them are omnivores and mainly eat plants and of course, a lot of grass,” Lewis added.
However, the two cubs are not the only wildlife captured on camera while gently holding ‘hands.’ A few years ago, a couple spotted two penguins holding flippers on a South African beach. The lovely encounter quickly went viral on social media, back then, winning the hearts of millions. Take a look: