17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Knockout

One morning while observing brown bears in Alaska, I got extremely lucky and found two juveniles in a foggy open meadow feeding on sedge. I watched from a distance as the juveniles were very playful that morning and were wrestling with each other non stop. Over the next 30 minutes, they slowly made their was closer to where we were watching and I stayed glued to them, waiting for them to wrestle again. It didn't take long and two started to wrestle while standing on their hind legs. I couldn't believe what was happening and fired off as many shots as I could. This was my favorite as it looks like a punch from a boxer.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Eric Fisher