17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cast in Gold

As the sun was setting on a beautiful day in Alaska, this mother brown bear and her cubs were making their way along a creek, eating sedge grass. I knew with her long blonde fur I'd be able to get a really interesting rim lit shot if I exposed just for the highlights on her fur. I crouched down to get eye level with the bear and began composing some photos. Over the next few minutes the light turned a beautiful golden color and it gave the whole scene a surreal feel.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Eric Fisher