Sometimes little feet get tired and need a bit of help from mum – even if those little feet happen to belong to a polar bear.
So it’s lucky this particular mama bear was willing to be the cub’s ride for the day.
This adorable picture is just one of the photos captured by photographer David Jenkins, who spent 10 years capturing the bond between newborn and mother.
David Jenkins has spent 10 years documenting the bond between mother polar bears and their newborn cubs
The heartwarming images are sure to melt even the coldest of hearts
Three can certainly be a handful – so it is no surprise this mother is grabbing a few minutes of shut-eye
Mr Jenkins was able to take the amazing shots of the bears in Wapusk National Park’s ‘denning area’ – where the mother polar bear goes to give birth – after being awarded a special license, only available to the very best wildlife photographers.
The Irish photographer, 42, caught the youngsters exploring their snowy worlds for the first time as their watchful mothers looked on.
But if the experience wasn’t special enough, Mr Jenkins even managed to capture such magical moments as seeing a mother with three surviving cubs – a very rare occurrence.
Mother and cub saw peeking out from their den – which will be their home until about March or April
This adventurous cub is trying to get a better look at the world around him with the help of mum
Polar bear cub keeping warm in the freezing temperatures
This mother looks a little less than impressed after her cubs turn her into a climbing frame
It is hard to believe these cubs will one day be the same size as their parents
This mother doesn’t look too impressed with being photographed
Three cubs are very rare for polar bears, who are more likely to have twins
This cub appears to be using his mother as a sofa
Polar bear cub holds on for dear life as mum sniffs out some food
Looks like these cubs are having a bit of rough and tumble
Polar bear cub peeks out from between mum’s legs
And these two seem to be vying for mum’s attention