Clamming Coastal Brown Bears - Lake Clark National Park, Alaska
Clamming Coastal Brown Bears - Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

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Caption   A family of Coastal Brown Bears (Ursus arctos) dig for clams on the tidal flats of Cook Inlet, in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, on the morning of June 15, 2014. After spending days observing them, it became obvious that the two cubs exhibited different strategies for obtaining food. The darker cub on the right earnestly imitated its mother, spending much time digging for its own clams. The lighter cub, by contrast, spent more time waiting for opportunities to dash in and take clams unearthed by its mother and sibling.
Photo Id   w9063-8aba-9fe5e
Date and Time   June 15, 2014   11:14 AM
Location   Lake Clark National Park, Alaska
latitude 59° 59' 3.6" N       longitude 152° 38' 58.6" W
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Keywords   coastal brown bear, bear, Ursus arctos, clam, clams, clamming, dig, digging, tidal flats, Cook Inlet, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, AK, United States, animal, mud, cub, cubs, mother, brown
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