August 10, 2011
Kermode Bear in Tree, British Columbia
Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic
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A mother of two cubs climbs a Pacific crab apple tree to grab its tart and tiny fruit. In years when autumn salmon numbers are low, the bears must find other food, such as wild berries, lupine roots, and mussels.
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