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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Grizzly bear standing in rushing water grasping fish in claws

Every summer, grizzly bears congregate along the Brooks River to catch and feast on salmon as the fish swim up the river to spawn. Standing in the rushing water at the base of Brooks Falls, this bear grasped a squirming fish in his claws.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: Alaska, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © Sue Kirchoff