16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Brown bears fighting for the best salmon fishing spot in Katmai National Park.

During a trip in mid September to Katmai National Park my wife & I watched two "junior" brown bears via for the best fishing position below the falls while Otis, a 1,500 lb. mature male casually watched the drama unfold from his "office" along the bank. We watched from the safety of the observation platform.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: Brooks Lodge, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1