This Featured Photo is by Diane Hopp as chosen by Derek Chambers.
A bear, backlit by low morning sunlight so that its shaggy coat is perfectly implied by the visible fur. The bear moves through the water, kicking up shining splashes, searching intently ahead for the salmon that will be its breakfast. The ethereal mist enwraps the surroundings, outlines the animal, and leads the viewer’s eye unerringly to focus on the dynamic tension exhibited by this magnificent Chilcotin grizzly. A wonderful wildlife photo – well done Diane.