15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Bear and Salmon
This brown bear successfully captured a salmon in Kuril Lake. There is no happier bear than a bear with a fresh salmon in his mouth! The bears at Kuril Lake are in a state of hyperphaghia, meaning they are always hungry. They must gain weight before the winter’s hibernation and catch up to 40 salmon a day to achieve that.
This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 15th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here
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