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.