21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Black Bear in red maple

Autumn in the Quebec forests is appreciated by all. This bear had climbed up several meters in a red maple and was cleaning his paws in the bright Fall sunshine with a backdrop of of spectacular leaves.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Montebello Qu├ębec, Canada
Camera: NIKON Z 5
Copyright: © Jules Gagnon