Photo of the Day

January 10, 2017

You Can Run

On the shore of Kurile Lake, a remnant of the volcano that was once active on this site in Kamchatka, Russia, competition for a meal can be fierce—and this brown bear isn’t letting his smaller rival get close to steal any salmon away. This photograph wasn’t easy to come across for Your Shot photographer Giuseppe D’amico—it required “stalking of the small beaches on the shores of the lake. This picture is the result of these ambushes and was taken in the early morning, from a distance of about 30 meters.” Despite the battle for a fish here, Kurile Lake is one of the world’s largest spawning sites for sockeye salmon.

Photograph by Giuseppe D'amico, National Geographic Your Shot

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