What’s cuter than a baby bear? Nothing. And that’s why this selection of mini-bear photos from photographer John Marriott will have you saying ‘awww’ over and over and over again.
Armed with old an Instamatic camera and a whole lot of gusto, Marriott started photographing the Canadian landscape and its furry inhabitants when he was just 6 years old. Since then his equipment list has grown a touch and so has his photographic ability. Having spent countless hours in parks in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta and British Columbia, Marriott has carved out a niche as an expert when it comes to photographing Canada’s wildlife. Author of numerous photography books and a regular contributor for Outdoor Photography Canada magazine, Marriott now works as a full-time photographer, also teaching his craft to budding shutterbugs in places like the Queen Charlotte Islands, the Great Bear Rainforest and the edges of Hudson Bay in Nunavut. Not bad for someone who’s never had formal training!
His baby bear photos really caught out attention and, with his permission, we’re sharing our favourites here. Connect with Marriott on his Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram or on his website.
1. EAT YOUR HEART OUT, MILEY
2. LOOK ME IN THE EYES AND TELL ME I’M NOT ADORABLE
3. BECAUSE TWO BEARS ARE BETTER THAN ONE
4. A LITTLE SOAKED & GRUMPY BUT STILL DARN CUTE
5. PERFECT POSER
6. THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER WITH A BABY BEAR
7. JUST HANGING OUT
8. WARNING: APPROACHING CRITICAL CUTENESS
9. FAMILY OUTING
10. CAUTION: SLOW DOWN FOR BEAR CUBS CROSSING