19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Caught Me

Playing is a great way for subadult brown bears to learn “bear etiquette” and body language. These two spent hours in a meadow in Katmai National Park in late spring wrestling, testing, and chasing each other around. Sometimes their antics even appear human, especially when on their hind legs.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: King Salmon (nearest city), Alaska, United States of America
Copyright: © Rylee Jensen