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.
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