Behold the cinnamon bear! The beautiful Ursus americanus cinnamomum is a cousin of the American black bear – or a color phase and subspecies, to be precise. And what a pretty picture it makes, what with its spice-colored coat and the magnificent manzanita from which it is foraging for berries! This beauty was photographed in Kings Canyon National Park, California, by nature photographer Don Quintana, who notes, "Usually I like my subjects to be a little cleaner looking but foraging manzanita berries is messy work." All in day's job for the cinnamon bear.
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