Patience, patience, patience. That is what James Yule—grand prize winner of Defenders of Wildlife’s 2012 photo contest—says was the key to his success in photographing this baby bear cub riding on its mother’s back. Having seen her and her cub earlier that day and knowing this meadow was a favorite of hers, Yule took a chance and hurried ahead hoping she would stop. After patiently waiting in the snow and cold for more than an hour, he reaped his reward when the bears sauntered into the clearing. With the year’s snow levels still high in May, Yule knew it wouldn’t be long before the little cub would climb aboard for a ride.