Prestigious Award for Juneau Photographer

On this Monday, congratulations are in order for a photographer from Juneau. Mark Kelley snapped these photos of brown and black bears along Alaska’s Anan Creek.

He submitted them to the National Wildlife Federation’s annual photo contest, and he won first place in the “portfolio category.” In a Facebook post: Kelley said these images were shot over 13 years and that he’s honored to share the “Anan story” with a larger audience.