21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bear Cub exploring

Bear cubs have to learn most of everything they need to know to survive, including what plants are edible and which are not. This cub's curiosity led it to explore and pick up objects like this beach plant. Once in its hands, the cub examined the object closely, sniffed it, and sometimes bit it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Silver Salmon, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-1
Copyright: © Charles Janson