17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Grizzly Bear in the Alaska Woods

This mother bear was watching her cubs closely, taking to higher ground to watch for intruders. She frequently sniffed the air to ensure all was well. In this photo, she looks up, smelling the air.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Lake Clark, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Kristina Piel