20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Forlorn eyed bear with sprig of greenery in its mouth after a chase at Brooks Falls, Alaska

I watched intently as two bears competed for position to catch salmon in their mouths at Brooks Falls, Alaska. A larger bear shooed this bear away. I saw this bear amble quietly back up the waters edge looking dejected with a sprig of greenery hanging from its mouth.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Near King Salmon, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: DMC-FZ70
Copyright: © Marilyn Adelman