20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bear in apple tree.

This young bear had been raiding our apple tree for days. We didn't mind and hoped it was helping him get ready for hibernation. On this day, he was sitting in the tree, really still, as if he were saying to himself, "If I sit really, really still, maybe they won't notice me."

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Hotchkiss, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: DMC-FZ300
Copyright: © Kerry Folger