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Young bear running in water with freshly caught fish
Grizzly bear catching fish at Brooks Falls
Let Go of my Buddy
A brown bear catching salmon at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park
Bald eagle and brown bear at Katmai National Park
Not a Teddy Graham
Salmon Shake
Too Many Salmon Options!
Bristol Bay Lowland Meanders
Grizzly Grass
Grizzly Lunch
Thinking About It
Bear Talk
The Handshake
Grizzly Timing
Bear-zilla
Face to Face
A huge Alaskan Brown Bear at Brooks Falls, AK
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Salmon Shake

uly is all about the falls here at Brooks Falls. In the pre-salmon spawn days, this fall line acts like a speed bump, and delays the salmon’s arrival at its spawning ground. This bottleneck also happens to be the spot where the bears are at their highest concentration. This is an explosive time in Katmai National Park. The salmon leap over the falls with explosive vitality, the instinct to spawn. While the bears, waiting at the falls, are driven by their own instinct to make weight for the winter.

TAGS: Alaska, Katmai, Nps100, Salmon

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Date Taken: 07.2014
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