Species: Brown Bear | Location: Lake Clark National Park Silver Salmon creek, United States
We were on our morning game drive. We had seen a bear couple several times. The local guide checked and he saw them moving toward a place where they like to scratch. We took another route and got there just before the bears did. This is the male. He had many sores on his face, probably from fighting to remain the alpha male. He ignored us and just stood up, grabbed a branch and started scratching his face.
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About The Photographer
I'm an avid traveler who is trying to see as many areas of the world as possible. My goal is to see these environments before they are significantly impacted by climate change. I was shooting Nikon, but switched to Canon in 2014. Macros of flowers and plants were my first SLR subjects, but once I purchased longer lenses I've added birds, mammals and pretty much anything that moves. After each trip I make presentations in the local community, to try to build awareness of these areas and the issues that they face. Hopefully this will encourage more people to contribute to the support of these fragile environments.