13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Black Bear

I spotted this black bear in Yellowstone. He was rolling around in the dirt and then he started scratching his back on this tree. This was my first experience seeing this kind of behavior from a bear in the wild.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 07.2015
Photo Location: Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Nathanael Asaro