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Brown bear on a creek

A brown bear consumes a carcass of a sockeye salmon that had spawned, died, and washed up on a beach alongside a creek in Bristol Bay, Alaska. During late summer, brown bears come from all over Southwest Alaska to small creeks and rivers to get their fill of spawning salmon. I use homemade camera traps to document bears cashing in on this valuable resource, occasionally resulting in some very engaging photographs.

TAGS: Alaska, Bear, Salmon

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Bothell, Washington, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© Jason Ching.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2016
Total Views: 27
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 20, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 100D
Focal Length: 11mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Aleknagik, Alaska, United States of America