16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
My son's close encounter with a polar bear at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

While visiting the zoo, my son wanted to go to the lower viewing level of the polar bear exhibit to see and photograph the trout. After adjusting the camera settings, I took a few photos of the fish when there was a big splash and the polar bear swam past my son at the viewing window. She turned and looked at him for several seconds before continuing away.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Stephen Hikida