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Wild animals often have marks of violent encounters. This bear may have struggled with prey or other bears.

Sockeye Salmon

As spawning nears, these silvery fish (Oncorhynchus nerka) turn bright red.

North American River Otter

North American river otters (Lontra canadensis) usually consume their aquatic prey underwater, but will drag larger catches on land to eat.

Aghileen Pinnacles

The Aghileen Pinnacles consist of volcanic rock, like the whole Alaska Peninsula. These spires have not been eroded by glaciers.

American Dunegrass

In this diorama, new shoots of American dunegrass (Leymus mollis)—which bears eat—have not yet sprouted in the peninsula’s cool spring temperatures.

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