2021—Bear Crossing

The land surrounding the Uganik River on Kodiak Island in Alaska was criss-crossed by shallow streams created in part by snow run off that divided the island and gave the Kodiak Brown Bears places to drink and bathe. We watched one bear walk into the shallow water, flip onto her back, feet in the air, as she soaked and floated in the water. The bear in this photograph took a moment to drink then continued across the stream to feast on the grasses on the other side.