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Grizzly bear catching fish at Brooks Falls
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Grizzly bear catching fish at Brooks Falls

Every summer, grizzly bears congregate at Brooks Falls to catch and feast on salmon as the fish swim up the Brooks River to spawn. With patience, timing, and skill, this bear successfully caught a fish from his perch at the top of the falls.

TAGS: Alaska, Bear, Fishing, Katmai, Salmon

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© Sue Kirchoff.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2018
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: May 2, 2019, 4:48 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D600
Focal Length: 300mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO400
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