I have known of this image for some time and remember thinking that it was a fantastically clever image, that the bear must have been so tame to let her get close, but looking at it closer I think that it is a photoshopped image, fairly good, but photoshopped nonetheless. The edging of the girl around her dress and head seem slightly out of place.
But besides that my focus is on the bear. He seems ever so sad, his head bowed down like that. If it were a decent human I would imagine that there would be tears. The photo reminds me of an animal that has been caged up for most of its life and has maybe been rescued but still bares the mental scars of those years of abuse.
Do you get anything from this picture? Is it just a bit meh for you or do you find something rich and interesting in it? Please share your thoughts either way.