America's Great Outdoors
Happy first week of spring!Photo of a bear in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge by Lisa Hupp (USFWS)

Happy first week of spring!

Photo of a bear in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge by Lisa Hupp (USFWS)

A Grizzly Bear crossing the Snake River at sunrise in the Grand Teton national Park. Photo: Donald Higgs (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A Grizzly Bear crossing the Snake River at sunrise in the Grand Teton national Park

Photo: Donald Higgs (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A Coastal Brown Bear makes intimidating eye contact while chasing salmon. Morraine Creek, Katmai National Park, Alaska. Photo: Rebecca Wilks (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A Coastal Brown Bear makes intimidating eye contact while chasing salmon. Morraine Creek, Katmai National Park, Alaska.

Photo: Rebecca Wilks (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! We can’t think of a better photo to share today than this grizzly and her cub spending time together in Katmai National Park in Alaska.Photo: Andrew Sentipal

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! We can’t think of a better photo to share today than this grizzly and her cub spending time together in Katmai National Park in Alaska.

Photo: Andrew Sentipal

It’s not every day you get a close up look at a black bear and it’s meal. This excellent photo was taken by Bert Van Mackelenberg in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

It’s not every day you get a close up look at a black bear and it’s meal. This excellent photo was taken by Bert Van Mackelenberg in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

A couple of brown bears go fishing in Katmai National Park. Not a bad catch!Photo: Susan Swick 

A couple of brown bears go fishing in Katmai National Park. Not a bad catch!

Photo: Susan Swick 

A black bear takes a nap in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.Photo: Charlie Choc 

A black bear takes a nap in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Photo: Charlie Choc 

Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve in Alaska might be one of the least visited units of the National Park System, but there are many of these big guys!Photo: Roy W. Wood 

Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve in Alaska might be one of the least visited units of the National Park System, but there are many of these big guys!

Photo: Roy W. Wood