While visiting Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park, Rob Daugherty planned to photograph coastal brown bears. He saw 21 bears on the first day alone. He came across this one about two hours into a boat ride on Crescent Lake. “He had just finished eating a salmon,” Daugherty writes. “It was an epic moment to photograph him as he licked his fishy, post-meal chops.”
(Photograph by Rob Daugherty, National Geographic)
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