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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sockeye salmon in the mouth of a brown bear

This image was captured at Brooks Falls within Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. At Brooks Camp, bears congregate to feed on sockeye salmon during the peak of their migration in July. This photo was captured in September, when the sockeye salmon have already spawned, are dying, and easier to catch.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: King Salmon, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Ashley Morgan