Capturing a photo of a majestic grizzly should be on everyone's life list, but what about having the bear stand on its hind legs and "wave" at you? That's exactly what happened to Steamboat Springs-based photographer Kevin Dietrich, who snapped this incredible picture of a cub in Alaska's Chugach National Forest.
The cub was testing the water while its mother fished for salmon, Dietrich told the Daily Mail, and there were a few tense moments when the mama bear swam toward his vantage point. Ultimately, however, the photographer stood his ground and got rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime shot.
You can see additional pics of the photogenic bear here, and check out more of Dietrich's wildlife images via his website.