21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Black Bear Cub's Cautious Start Into Yellowstone's Early Spring

Hiding behind its mother, a young black bear is starting to explore the forests of Yellowstone National Park searching for food after an exceptionally harsh and long winter

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Mammoth Springs, Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6400
Copyright: © David Maiwald
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