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Brown bears wait for sockeye salmon to jump at Brooks Falls in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve. Fish in the park sustain a sizable number of bears—up to 2,000. Photographer Michael Melford, National Geographic #America #Alaska Bears Alaska, Animal Pictures, National Geographic, Katmai National, National Parks, Brown Bearsalaska, Bears Wait, Amazing Animal, Bears Fish
Opening wide, a bear waits for lunch at Brooks Falls. The famous fishing bears here use a variety of fishing techniques to capitalize on the bounty of each summer's salmon run, from running fish down in shallow water to snatching them from the air. Photo by Joel Sartore.
Whooper Swans, Japan Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner The color white meaning in culture and custom throughout history is as varied as its range of shades. See how white shows up in the unexpected and the everyday in this gallery. Here, whooper swans take flight above a frozen landscape in Japan. The swans take off mostly on water, but can also do so on solid ground, using a short run and beating their massive wings to achieve liftoff For more pictures in Life in Color