I had been in Lake Clark National Park photographing brown bears for five days and not once did I have the opportunity to photograph brown bears clamming. It was rare and unusual to not see this behavior in that many days. But on the last morning of my trip and just hours before my flight was to arrive and pick me up for the journey back to Anchorage, I had a brown bear boar in beautiful morning light clamming on the beach at low tide. He was comfortable with the group's presence and continued to move closer to us. With frame filling shots, I decided to get low and focus on the delicate touch the bears have in opening the clamshell and pulling out the small piece of meat for such a large paw. Although the national parks can be difficult to access in Alaska - only three of Alaska's eight national parks can be accessed by car - their remoteness is what makes them iconic symbols of what our national park system was tasked to do - save our pristine lands. Taken in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.