A pod of Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) luxuriates on a beach on the Alaska Peninsula. During the non-breeding season, males and females congregate in their own pods. Mating season is December-March.
“Bears keep me humble. They help me to keep the world in perspective and to understand where I fit on the spectrum of life. We need to preserve the wilderness and its monarchs for ourselves, and for the dreams of children. We should fight for these things as if our life depended upon it, because it does.” — Wayne Lynch
Photo by H.Stark, near the Gros Ventre Campground. May 2014