A brown bear catches a salmon in its mouth while hunting for food in Russia’s Kurile Lake. The lake, located in a volcanic crater, is host to one of the largest salmon spawns in Asia. 
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Flaring up

An explorer uses a flare to illuminate a cave near Lake Baikal in Russia. “The reflections of the light give this image a very interesting feeling,” says Your Shot photo editor Matt Adams. “Part beauty but also a bit ominous in a way.”
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Your Shot photographer Mike Korostelev captured this action-packed close-up of a walrus, its back against a breaking wave, in Cape Vankarem in Chukotka, Russia. “Every autumn walruses swim to this rookery,” Korostelev writes. “One day, walking along the beach away from the rookery, I came across a lone walrus … sleeping on the shore, its tusks [stuck] in the sand. I carefully crept up to it and photographed it with a wide-angle lens.”
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