17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Life in the Shadows

I was driving along a dirt road adjacent to a corn field. Between me and the corn field was a stream with steep banks. I noticed a male bear eating corn and stopped the vehicle. He was about 25 yards away but was not stressed due to the natural barrier. This image captures a black bear's life in the shadows.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Manteo, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © David DiPaola