This brown bear cub gave up trying to climb the trunk's slippery bark and made do with cuddling it instead during playtime in the forest. Photographer Valtteri Mulkahainen took the shots from the safety of a house about 10 metres away in the woods.
Wow what a great photo, one in a million shot. A grizzly bear opens wide for a mouth full of salmon the Brooks Falls fishing grounds. National Geographic photograph by Joel Sartore, Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park And Preserve, Alaska.