A young bear learns how to dig for razor clams by watching its mother,. Razor clams are a big part of the diet of an Alaskan grizzly bear. The bears are actually capable of smelling the clams through several feet of sand. This young bear does not yet have the large claws of its mother, which are essential to clamming.
Photo taken in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Alaska, summer 2014, while on a guided photography workshop.
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