Bear Portraits by Jill Greenberg

The portraits in this book are gorgeous. Full-grown brown bears, grizzlies, black bears, Polar bears, and bear cubs are photographed in a studio against a portrait backdrop. The poses are cute, funny, frightening, thoughtful and the bears at times seem almost human.

For me, the bears lose some of their awesomeness by being taken out of nature, but that’s just me. They’re a little too clean here, too perfect.

The photos are beautiful, though, letting us see these amazing, fascinating creatures face to face. I can see animal lovers adoring this book.

“Only the gentle are ever really strong.” -James Dean (as quoted in Bear Portraits)

My copy was provided by the publisher for review, and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon Associate.