19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The teacher

A mother black bear teaches her cub how to survive on his own. The bond they share is deep and she wrestles and plays with him to show her love all while keeping an eye out for danger.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Pantego, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © Karen Lorenzo