Four bear cubs climb up a tree for safety as an alpha male approaches them. Fearing for her cub's lives the mother bear urged them to scramble up the nearest tree trunk while she kept watch on the ground. The scene was captured by photographer Lauri Tammik in woods in north Finland.
This is a story from early this spring. Not to worry I'm shooting with a 800mm lens. This cub refused to come down out of this tree after she called for it several times. Then she grabed the branch and sternly repeated her request. The cub quickly came down with mom's help!