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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Bear Cubs Playing in Katmai National Park

Two brown bear cubs play along the shoreline of Naknek Lake in Katmai National Park. The early morning light outlines their fur as they spar with each other. I loved how their silhouette mimicked the shape of the mountains behind them.

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Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Copyright: © Nina Ritchie