Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Classic Bear Photo

Part of the week at Naknek River Camp includes a trip to Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park to view brown bears up close and personal. The trip is done by the camp's motor launch, so you can travel in weather that grounds float planes. Brooks Falls is where many of the photos and movies of bears catching salmon are made. Thousands of sockeye salmon ascend the Brooks River from Naknek Lake to reach their spawning grounds and stack up at the falls. Bears target this area for an easy meal and the big alpha males get the prime feeding locations.

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