Sure, everyone claims to love cute little baby bears—but how far would you go to save one? Would you risk fines, jail time, and getting mauled to death by a protective mama bear? Would you give the bear cub mouth-to-mouth?
I ask because photographer Corey Hancock of Salem, Oregon, did all that and more. When rain forced him to turn back during a recent hike, he was shocked to find a black bear cub lying near his path. "It was laying on its back," he told Oregon Live, "barely moving. It twisted a couple times. Its paws weren't moving. It wasn't breathing. It was dying." He watched the cub for a while to see if any other bears were nearby, but none showed up—so he wrapped it in his flannel.