U.S. nature photographer D. Robert Franz captured a 6 month old bear cub rubbing his back against his mother’s body at an Alaska park

Hold still: An adorable brown bear cub relieves himself of an itch by using his mother as a scratching post

  • Cub used mother as scratching post at Lake Clark National Park in Alaska
  • He was pictured rubbing his back against the larger bear’s body and face
  • Just minutes earlier, the six-month-old had been wrestling with his brother
  • Intimate interactions were captured by U.S. photographer, D. Robert Franz

This is the adorable moment a brown bear cub relieved himself of an itch by using his mother as a scratching post.

The six-month-old was captured rubbing his back against the larger bear’s body at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

Just minutes earlier, he had been rolling around, dancing and wrestling with his brother. 

Right there: The six-month-old was captured rubbing his back against his mother's body at an Alaska park

Right there: The six-month-old was captured rubbing his back against his mother’s body at an Alaska park

The family’s intimate interactions were captured by U.S. nature photographer D. Robert Franz.

‘What we see in these photographs is the interaction between the mother brown bear and her two cubs,’ said the 56-year-old.

3 Responses to “U.S. nature photographer D. Robert Franz captured a 6 month old bear cub rubbing his back against his mother’s body at an Alaska park”

  1. Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog and commented:
    A cute pair.

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