In the forests of the Canadian Rockies, grizzly bears are getting their groove on. Join the back scratching, fat wobbling, scent marking party as the bears really cut loose to some classic funk.
In the forests of the Canadian Rockies, grizzly bears are getting their groove on.
Everyone loves a good scratch but this behaviour is more complex. The bears are leaving a unique scent mark, posting their presence in the forest for other bears to sniff out. It may be a way to avoid fights during the short mountain winter.
But to spread their scent over as much of the tree as possible, they really have to put their back into it.
Darren West, Dawson Dunning
Editor – Justin Anderson
With thanks to
Alberta Parks Canada, Glenn Naylor, John Paczkowski, Tom Partello, Stefan Seifart, Marina Grey, Bob Sanderson, Graham Lock