March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015

Caught on Camera

Photograph by Drew Rush, National Geographic

A camera trap near Yellowstone National Park catches a grizzly bear stealing whitebark pine nuts from a squirrel’s cache. The nuts are an important food for the bears, a threatened species.

See more pictures from the April 2015 feature story “The Bug That’s Eating the Woods.” Photographer Drew Rush talks about the story behind the shot on our photography blog, Proof.

15 comments
Wendy Wilton
Wendy Wilton

Shouldn't he be sleeping? as in hibernating

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

Great capture.  He looks surprised.  His coat blends in well with the bark of the trees.  It must be a late spring snow or an early autumn one because otherwise he would be sleeping.

mike dalena
mike dalena

I like the expression on the bear's face. It's almost human. Like, "I didn't do it!" The same face children make when one walks into the kitchen and catches them with their hand in the cookie jar.

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