17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Mamma bear was concerned for her cubs when a vehicle she didn't recognize pulled in behind me. She stood up, sniffed the air and looked around. After her investigation, she determined there was no threat and went back to feeding. I thought it was so cool when her cub imitated her.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Manteo, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © David DiPaola