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Pink salmon run
Sushi
Salmon for lunch
Salmon for dinner
Food chain
Bear cubs
Fly Fishing in Quebec, Canada
Dinner time at the salmon run
Gudvangen River Run
Sockeye salmon migrating over a beaver dam
Brown bear on a creek
School of coho salmon below a waterfall
Sockeye salmon spawning in a pond
Sockeye salmon heart
Female sockeye salmon prepares her nest
Salmon Research
Surrounded Bear in Kamchatka
Bald Eagle's leftover #2
The Bald Eagle's leftover #1
Lunch Time
The Catch - Brown Bear vs. Salmon
A brown bear catching salmon at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park
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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: 15
Filed Under: Natural World
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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