Bears

Scratch

Bear Scratch

The nose knows

The Nose Knows
This bear stopped on the ridge to smell the wind.  Another bear was walking, out of sight, along the beach, and this bear new it.  An old native proverb says, “When a pine needle falls in the forest, the eagle sees it, the deer hears it, and the bear smells it.”

Katmai Brown Bear Cub on Alert

Curious Brown Bear Cub
This one-year-old cub was with her mom and sibling as mom fished her way down the river right past where I sat on a mid-stream gravel bar. Her face is bloodied with the spoils of mother’s fishing success. The adult bear had seen people before and never gave me a second glance. This youngster may have never seen people before and was curious about us. She stood up, just for a second, water-dripping from her feet, to assess the situation. She decided we were safe enough for a closer look. My guide shook his jacket in her direction to shoo her back to her family. All the while, mom never looked back. This experience of acceptance from a wild, powerful predator is beyond description.

Keeping an Eye on the kids

Keeping an Eye on the Kids

Three Stooges

The Three Stooges

Waiting on the Salmon Run

Just Waiting on the Salmon

Bear Feet

Bear Feet

Learning About Danger

Learning About Danger

Coastal Grizzly Family

Coastal Grizzly Family

Bear Family

Bear Family

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