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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Grizzly bear catching fish at Brooks Falls

Every summer, grizzly bears congregate at Brooks Falls to catch and feast on salmon as the fish swim up the Brooks River to spawn. With patience, timing, and skill, this bear successfully caught a fish from his perch at the top of the falls.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 05.2019
Photo Location: Alaska, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © Sue Kirchoff