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Brown Bears of Katmai

Watching large brown bears devour sockeye salmon in Alaska’s Katmai National Park is truly a wonderful  experience.  Viewing these majestic animals from less than fifty yards (even during a rainy day) was one of the great moments of my life.  Given all the available food, the bears paid little attention to us.  Littered on the shoreline (next to massive foot prints embedded in the mud) were half eaten salmon — that day the bears seemed to take one big bite of the fish they nimbly caught and then tossed the rest of the fish away. 

Brown Bear sow with cubs – Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bears fishing Moraine Creek – Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bears fishing Moraine Creek – Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear foot print near Moraine Creek – Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear catching sockeye salmon on Moraine Creek – Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear grasping a sockeye salmon on Moraine Creek – Katmai National Park, Alaska

Sockeye Salmon on Moraine Creek – Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear on Moraine Creek – Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bears catching sockeye salmon on Moraine Creek – Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear eating Sockeye Salmon on Moraine Creek – Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear resting on Moraine Creek – Katmai National Park, Alaska

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