18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Katmai Brown Bear Making the Catch

Bear 775 "Lefty" at Katmai National Park perched at the lip of Brooks Falls, making yet another perfect mid-air catch. He is one of the older bears at Katmai, who has earned this coveted spot atop the falls. I was completely mesmerized by his ability to make catch after catch of the jumping salmon.

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Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Copyright: © Nina Ritchie