July 26, 2011

Kermode Bear, British Columbia

Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

In a forest dominated by second-growth trees, a young bear settles into a mossy day bed at the foot of a giant, old-growth western red cedar. Bears use such day beds to rest and sleep after a meal.

See more pictures from the August 2011 feature story "Spirit Bear."

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