Seattle Times reader Kevin Farrell’s photo of an Alaska grizzly catching a salmon.

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Photographer: Kevin Farrell, Olympia Photo taken: July 2016, McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, Alaska Photographer’s description: “My 13-year-old daughter, Lindsey, and I were successful in obtaining access permits — through a lottery — to (the game sanctuary). World’s highest concentration of grizzly bears. Amazing!” Katie’s critique: “A fantastic moment captured. Seeing the whole fish out of the water at the instant the grizzly catches it in its mouth is spot on. Getting in tight allows us to focus on that moment. The fur at the lower left corner is slightly distracting but at the same time we get a sense that there are multiple bears there. Overall, a really great photo.” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at (and see an online gallery of other Reader’s Lens photos). We judge the best and award prizes every December.   Send us your best bird photo — and maybe win a Baja cruise Through Nov. 20, Seattle Audubon and The Seattle Times are seeking your best bird photos. To celebrate Seattle Audubon Society’s 100th anniversary, we’ll showcase winning photos (taken in Washington, by Washingtonians) on Grand prize is an Uncruise Adventures Baja cruise for two (value of $7,990), plus other prizes of travel, camera gear and more. Judges will include photographers Art Wolfe, Gerrit Vyn, Paul Bannick and a Times photojournalist. Enter now (and learn more) at