16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Making eye contact with a brown bear
The photograph is of an adult brown bear in Katmai National park. In this photo I have tried to capture the moment the bear turned around and looked towards me - looking straight into its eye. This adult brown bear was sitting behind thick forest bush not far from a hiking trail. Due to the thick forest growth, I did not know there was a bear lurking around until I stumbled upon it in close quarters.
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||Nov. 28, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
||Canon EOS-1D X Mark II