All of these bears were photographed in the wild except where I have indicated by (preserve).  
 
The polar bears were photographed in Alberta, Canada.  The wild grizzly bears were photographed at Katmai National Park in Alaska.  Other locations are indicated with each photograph.
 
The preserve black bears are at Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina.  The preserve grizzly bears are outside of Yellowstone National Park.  
 
 

Black Bear Cub Outside Den, Kaibab Plateau : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Black Bear Cub Outside Den, Kaibab Plateau

Black Bear, Grandfather Mountain (preserve) : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Black Bear, Grandfather Mountain (preserve)

Black Bear, Grandfather Mountain (preserve) : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Black Bear, Grandfather Mountain (preserve)

Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear, Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Brown Bear, Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Sushi : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Sushi

Sated : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Sated

Reticent : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Reticent

Seeking : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Seeking

Contemplation : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Contemplation

Female Brown Bear, Katmai National Park, Alaska : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Female Brown Bear, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Mother and Cub : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Mother and Cub

Patrol : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Patrol

Stealth : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Stealth

Brown Bear in Naknek Lake.
Best of Show, Northwest Exhibition of Environmental Photography, 2001 : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Brown Bear in Naknek Lake. Best of Show, Northwest Exhibition of Environmental Photography, 2001

Brown Bear (preserve) : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Brown Bear (preserve)

Male and Female Brown Bears (preserve) : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Male and Female Brown Bears (preserve)

Brown Bear (preserve) : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Brown Bear (preserve)

Male and Female Brown Bears (preserve) : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Male and Female Brown Bears (preserve)

Brown Bear (preserve) : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Brown Bear (preserve)

Waiting for the Ice : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Waiting for the Ice

Resting : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Resting

Follow Me : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Follow Me

Protection : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Protection

Female polar bears protect their young by taking high ground, even a small rise, and letting them play or nurse or sleep.  If the cubs wander they may fall prey to wolves.  If she counter attacks wolves, the vulnerable cubs can be picked off by other wolves.   : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Female polar bears protect their young by taking high ground, even a small rise, and letting them play or nurse or sleep. If the cubs wander they may fall prey to wolves. If she counter attacks wolves, the vulnerable cubs can be picked off by other wolves.

Polar Family : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Polar Family

Family Portrait : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Family Portrait

Polar Touch : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Polar Touch

Mother and Two Year Old Cub : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Mother and Two Year Old Cub

Two Year Old Polar Bear : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Two Year Old Polar Bear

Love Nibbles : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Love Nibbles

Wind Shelter : bears : TIMOTHY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHER, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAYS, PHOTOJOURNALISM
Wind Shelter