Sierra Sun Photo Contest results |

Sierra Sun Photo Contest results

Photo by Rachel Arst of TruckeeSierra Sun reader Rachel Arst snapped this photo of a mama bear swimming in Summit Creek.

Rachel Arst of Truckee is the winner of the Sierra Sun reader-submitted and judged photo contest.

Arst’s bathing bear photo received the most reader recommendations, earning her a three-day/two-night vacation package for two to one of 70 resorts across the country.

Here’s the backstory to the bathing bear:

I took the photo just a few weeks ago. I live right on Summit Creek (west end of Donner Lake) and saw the bear through the sliding glass door. I ran out to the dock with my camera. Mama bear was enjoying a bath and her cub was up on the bank. I took a few photos and decided the best angle was from the next dock over. In the few seconds it took me to get over there, mama bear got out, shook off, and was gone!

There were many other worthy photos submitted to the Sun for our online photo contest.