12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Brown bear on the other side of a tree branch

This shot was taken using a camera trap. I was set up to try to get a capture of a fox on this tree branch, but instead got this gorgeous, blonde grizzly bear on my camera. Camera trapping is always full of excitement, and surprises. It is one of my favorite methods of photography as I feel it has the potential to yield engaging and powerful imagery.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Aleknagik, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Jason Ching