13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

While flying over Clark National Park, which is only accessible by boat or plane, we saw a dot on the beach below and landed. It was a hungry grizzly bear clamming after an exceptionally long winter. She looked at us a few times but was more interested in digging and eating. She continued her seafood feast as we boarded the plane to check out Mt. Redoubt, an active volcano near the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2013
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Near Soldnotna , Alaska, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Kathy Brady