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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bear with Salmon

The US Forest Service maintains a viewing platform and hiking trail along Anan Creek in Alaska. If you are lucky enough to secure one of the 60 daily permits, you can spend half a day watching bears feeding on salmon and bald eagles in flight. The viewing platform has a water-level blind where this photo was taken. This bear had just snatched the salmon from the fast flowing stream and was headed to dry ground to feed.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Near Wrangell Alaska, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Daniel S Japha