19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Glacier Grizzly

Mama grizzly with two cubs in Glacier National Park. We were hiking on a crowded trail when a park ranger turned the crowd around due to an approaching bear. The bears got uncomfortably close and charged the crowd. Everyone was able to make it back safely. The trail was closed going forward for bear activity. I was able to capture a quick shot of the bear on the prowl while we were retreating. The photo captures the vast wilderness and wildlife of the American west

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: West Glacier, Montana, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5600
Copyright: © Karen Trusty