A male polar bear (Ursus maritimus) at the ABQ BioPark in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This species is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN red list.
He is named ‘Koluk’ (meaning ‘Spirit) and is 24 years old.
A darkling beetle (Eleodes obscurus) collected near Tucson, Arizona. Photographed at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.