Seeing a bear with her cubs is special but coming across a blonde colored mom with similarly light-colored cubs was even better. Their coloring is not common in brown bears and they definitely stand out from the more typical dark brown coats you see.
This pretty lady and her yearling cubs were working their way down the river when they came across a very large boar fishing in the middle of the river. Male brown bears will kill cubs in order to get a female to mate and the family was aware of the danger at this moment.
When their mom crossed the river close in front of the boar, the two cubs refused to follow, calling to her to come back. She eventually did and they went around behind the big boy, wisely giving him a wide berth.
Taken in Katmai National Park & Preserve, Alaska.