21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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Late one morning I was driving through Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge for the first time, and spotted a black bear. I stopped the car to watch her when I spotted movement in a nearby tree. A cub was intently watching me, so I took some quick photos then drove away so to not disturb them. As I left the cub was still watching me drive away.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Manns Harbor, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-1
Copyright: © Jan Nickols