A brown bear flips huge rocks in the intertidal zone, looking for breakfast. Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.

At first I couldn’t figure out why some rocks in the intertidal zone don’t have barnacles, and then I saw the bears flipping them while looking for food. After a flip, the barnacle-free bottom is now on top. These guys could flip a Volkswagen if they thought a fish was hiding under there. He looks cute, but this bear is about seven or eight feet tall when standing.

Photographed during my Artist in Residency at Glacier Bay National Park. For funding my stay, I am very grateful to the National Park Service, Alaska Geographic, and the Voices of the Wilderness program.