This young grizzly bear looks directly at the camera while holding a broken salmon in its mouth. The bear looked directly at the camera many times, more interested in showing off its catch for the photographer than eating it.
Grizzly Bears in the Alaskan National Parks are accustomed to the presence of humans. The bears will often look directly at humans or interact with human technology. In this particular case, it almost seemed as if the bear was posing for the camera. As photographers, we often try to anthropomorphize our subjects, as casting wildlife in a human light can make people more likely to pay attention to the photograph.
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