I took this photo last weekend in Banff National Park. I have been fortunate enough to see this impressive female on multiple occasions over the past several months as she leaves and returns to the den site with food for her younger siblings born earlier this year. When the parents are off hunting she is an excellent babysitter, often playing with the young pups in the forest. On this particular day I spotted her a fair distance away as she made her way back from a hunting trip. This allowed me enough time to park my car in a pullout and hope that she would pass nearby. Once in place I set up my camera and waited. Sure enough, within a few minutes she trotted right up to where I was, took a few seconds to stop and look at me, before continuing on to rejoin the others back at the den.  It was just enough time to get this photo.

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