A grizzly bear standing in shallow water Katmai National Park.
The grizzly bear standing in the water has just emerged from a deeper part of the lake, where he was cooling off from a hot Alaskan summer. The bear’s wet fur will help keep it cool as it explores the rest of the territory in Katmai National Park.
Katmai has a huge population of Grizzly Bears. The bears in Katmai are not hostile to humans, which allows photographers to capture amazing shots of these animals from close distances without altering the bears’ behavior.
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