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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Fishing with Bears, Part One

 About twenty miles from me is a place with fishermen mingle with brown and black bears, all in search of  the delicious sockeye salmon that run in the Kenai River.




These second-season brown bear cubs have waded into the river and stood up, giving them a higher vantage point to scour for fish.  There is a fish  cleaning station upriver where fishermen fillet their catch and toss the carcasses into the river.  

The bears have learned to take advantage of this, rather than trying to catch whole fish.  The carcasses float down to the bears.

These guys have anchored to fish in the bears' favorite spot, hence they will have a lot of ursine company.

Enjoying a nice piece of salmon.

Being smaller, the black bears search the beaches and shallow water for salmon.    These are this year's cubs.


  1. This has always amazed me . . how humans can seem to be so comfortable sharing fishing holes with the bears! Great photos!! Smiles and hugs, Patti and Cap

  2. What else is new here Gullible. More POST CARD quality, absolutely phenomenal photographs. You are amazing. Priceless and beyond. Smiles Cap and Hugs from Patti.