21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gummie Bears on a trek

Taken on Madeen peak in the La Plata's of Colorado during a lunch break after a very steep and arduous climb. I sacrificed three gummy bears for this photo. The area is very wild and does have real bears so you have to make noise, bring spray and a hiking stick. Fortunately these were the only Grateful bears we saw.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: none, Co, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot G15
Copyright: © Paul Pennington