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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Brown bear cub scratching

This brown bear cub just narrowly escaped an attack by a larger bear. The cub was trying to eat a piece of salmon and the bear chased the cub until the latter dropped the fish. The scene went from drama to comedy in seconds; the cub sat down and began scratching, looking ever so cute and cuddly. But looking closely, you can still see the blood of the salmon on the cub's mouth, and the intense and angry look that discloses the cub's frustration.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Russia
Camera: NIKON D7500
Copyright: © Arie Katz