15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A brown bear shakes the water from its coat in Katmai National Park

I spent a week camping in Katmai National Park, in hopes of sighting a brown bear. While wading through a river, waist-deep in the rain, I saw this bear close to shore. The bear shook its coat, and I barely had time to compose the shot. Luckily, I caught the action in that split second.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: King Salmon, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Ashley Morgan