American bald eagle.
A black bear feeds on sockeye salmon on the Kennedy River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
If this had gone as planned, you’d be seeing a ferocious bear snapping at the photographer’s feet. The meat “reward” sort of spoils the effect, though.
Photographer Joel Sartore shakes in his boots as one of Scott Handley’s trained bears responds to commands.
Trainer Scott Handley works with one of his bears in a park in California. Photographer Joel Sartore’s foot seeks its fifteen minutes of fame.
Trainer Scott Handley works with one of his bears in a park in California
Blue monkeys from the Omaha Zoo.
Black spider monkeys at the Omaha Zoo.
A capuchin monkey (Cebus cay) in the Pantanal, Brazil.
A capuchin monkey (Cebus cay) jumps from tree to tree in the Pantanal, Brazil.
Bighorn sheep in Yellowstone National Park’s Lamar Valley.
A lone bison by a tree at Twin Pines Ranch near Wheatland, Wyoming.
A box elder tree felled by beavers along the Loup River near Halsey, Nebraska.
A gecko changes colors to blend in with a tree branch in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park.
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