21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Afternoon Snack (2)

Last winter's snow storms have ensured a healthy Taylor Creek stream for the Kokanee Salmon to spawn. The increased fish population has been great for the local California Black bears in Hyperphagia, a stage when the bears increase their feeding activities to build up fat reserves for winter. Bear's hyperphagia also brought me luck to get this shot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Lake Tahoe, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © Jean Zuo