On my recent trip to photograph coastal brown bears (Ursus arctos) in Lake Clark National Park, I experienced nearly perfect weather for a full week, with just one day of light drizzle and only a few overcast days. About half the time we had full sun, with hardly a cloud in the sky, and warm. Great for us, but it can be tiring for the bears to hang in the sun with their thick fur coats. This guy found a comfy log in the center of a sedge grass meadow on which to nap, and gave us hardly a glance as we walked by him.

Lazy brown bear naps on a log, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Lazy brown bear naps on a log.
Image ID: 19251
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA