16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Brown bear on a creek
A brown bear consumes a carcass of a sockeye salmon that had spawned, died, and washed up on a beach alongside a creek in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
During late summer, brown bears come from all over Southwest Alaska to small creeks and rivers to get their fill of spawning salmon. I use homemade camera traps to document bears cashing in on this valuable resource, occasionally resulting in some very engaging photographs.
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||Nov. 20, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
||Canon EOS 100D