Our first close encounter. We had just arrived on the Beaver aircraft on the left. She came up behind us and walked between us and our only transportation.
The brown bear walked between us and the only two pilots in the area.
Young Grizzly Bear on his own
Sushi Chef Extranare
Katmai brown bears can strip a salmon in no time flat! I don’t think she was expecting company for lunch.
We got a little nervous when this large boar came out of the bushes near us. He looked as if he'd been in at least one battle and could easily handle a few photographers. Our guide gathered us together but the bear show no sign of aggression and eventually walked away.
Watching the Salmon Run
Brown bear walking along the river bed looking for a good fishing spot.
Back to Work - Chasing down Lunch
Salmon run in Katmai, Alaska
Grizzly Charging In
It’s amazing how fast they can move!
Brown Bear working on a piece of Salmon
Grizzly Scouting for Salmon
Bear watching in Katmai National Park.
Brown Bear and Cubs
Momma grizzly bear is taking care of business and keeping a close eye on her two young cubs. They unfortunately decided to move away from us and over the next hill.
Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos)
We stopped for this young grizzly bear when he ran in front of our bus on the Denali Hwy.
Salmon Run with a surprise at the end
Katmai National Park