Lake Clark National Park, Seward, and Katmai National Park, Alaska
In July 2014, Marie and I spent an incredible week in Alaska. We explored Anchorage, took a floatplane to Lake Clark National Park, checked out the Harding Ice Field near Seward, and spent a few days watching bears fish for salmon at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park. …
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Bear and Salmon
This brown bear successfully captured a salmon in Kuril Lake. There is no happier bear than a bear with a fresh salmon in his mouth! The bears at Kuril Lake are in a state of hyperphaghia, meaning they are always hungry. They must gain weight before the winter’s hibernation and catch up to 40 salmon a day to achieve that. This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 15th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.
Earlier this month Marie and I went to Alaska and spent three days at the Brooks Lodge in Katmai National Park, home of one of the largest sockeye salmon runs in the world. The park is full of grizzly bears, and in early July they gather at Brooks Falls to catch the salmon as they swim upstream. I'd been there on a day trip years ago and took some decent photos, but I didn't get the iconic Brooks Falls shot: the moment before a grizzly catches one of the salmon leaping upstream. With…
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Grizzly with A Bone ~ 2 of 3 photos
The bear is holding the bone with its foot! The bear was sitting on a ledge, with one foot on the rocks below water, and the other one gripping that snack, along with a front paw.
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'Hi! I'm going to eat you!' World's most polite bear appears to give a friendly wave to salmon... just before catching and eating them
Standing still or making waves every one of these awe-inspiring brown bears seems to have a different strategy to get a catch at Kurile Lake in the Russian wilderness.
The bear necessities of fishing for salmon in Alaska, in pictures
Professional wildlife photographer Danny Green got to watch a host of hungry brown bears at work during a recent trip to Alaska during the salmon spawning season