This is the amazing moment a pair of bear cubs hold hands while they wait for their momma to catch them some supper in Alaska. The pair are believed to be siblings, one larger than the other. They wait, watching their mother eagerly who was on the hunt for some salmon.
The family was spotted by Lewis Kemper, 62, in Lake Clark National Park in Alaska. He couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures of them.
His pictures show the two cubs standing side-by-side as the smaller one paws at the bigger sibling’s back while they wait patiently for their mum to come back with some grub.
Lewis said: ‘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. 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.”
Unfortunately, their attempts were to no avail, and the trio waddled off to find better hunting grounds, and 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.
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.