2021—KISS

It’s impossible to know what this Kodiak Brown Bear might have been thinking when it stuck its tongue out at us when we were photographing it last month in Alaska. Its mouth agape, with a look somewhere between rudeness, disgust, or maybe just a Gene Simmons impersonation it stared at us with its tongue lolling out of its mouth for a few seconds, then it got up and strolled down the beach.