by Charles Russell and Maureen Enns
Nature/Photography | Random House of Canada |Hardcover
| 2003 |
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Not everyone can live the dream, but
at least two people - and many more bears - have. For the past eight
years, renowned naturalist Charlie Russell and his partner, artist
Maureen Enns, have spent summers in the remote wilderness of Kamchatka,
Russia. Home to the densest population of brown bears in the world,
the region is also home to Russell and Enns's unprecedented first-hand
study of the kinds of relationships that can exist between bears and
The authors' first book together, Grizzly Heart, told the unforgettable story of their work with Kamchatka's brown bears. Now comes Grizzly Seasons, a stunning array of photographs of these captivating and elusive creatures. Central to their project are three bear cubs - Chico, Biscuit and Rosie - who are rescued by Russell and Enns from a squalid Russian zoo. The cubs are reintroduced to the wild and allowed to grow into the wild animals they were meant to be, while still maintaining a unique relationship with their human friends. We also meet other bears face-to-face, who over the years have come to accept, and at times even embrace, the couple's presence.
The bears thrive in a landscape of volcanoes and vast spaces, of salmon-rich waters and deep forest. The breathtaking images Grizzly Seasons indelibly capture the essence of these majestic and playful creatures in harmony with nature.
A spectacular journey into the heart of bear
country, with more than 175 full-colour photographs, from the authors of Grizzly
Heart. The moments of unexpected communion they've captured on film will
change the way you think about bears.
© Pacific Rim Grizzly Bears Co-Existence Study of Charlie Russell, 2007