Good At What They Do

From 2011, a blog post of fishing black bears, at one of my favorite Alaska destinations, Anan Creek. During the salmon runs, it is not uncommon to find many black bears lined up along, or even in, Anan Creek as they catch salmon: In today’s post, I’ll share some images made of black bears catching […]

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Black Bear Tug-O-War

I’m taking a step backward today … just realized I didn’t post a short video from Anan Creek, so I’m going to post it today. When we were at Anan Creek, my daughter, Jami, shot this short (~1 minute) video of two adult black bears playing “Tug-O-War” with a salmon. As you can see from […]

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A Different Kind of Fisherman

After all the black bear images posted this past two weeks, I want to share another kind of fisherman we saw at Anan Creek, Alaska:       … an adult Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). If you remember my bald eagle post from my 2006 Anan Creek visit, there were many bald eagles to photograph […]

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More Fishing Bears

And here’s one final posting on the black bears of Anan Creek. This series of images was taken as a black bear, directly below me, walked out into the creek and quickly caught a salmon as it rushed by:                 Still got lots of black bear images from […]

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Fishing Experts

In today’s post, I’ll share some images made of black bears catching fish at Anan Creek, during my recent Alaska trip. Bears are excellent fishing machines, both blacks and grizzlies. At Anan Creek, the creek was raging when we visited this year, due to the excessive amounts of rainfall that the Inside Passage received during […]

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Fun Friday: “That ‘No Fishing’ Sign? No, Mr. Ranger, I Haven’t Been Fishing!”

Today’s Fun Friday post comes from Anan Creek, Alaska, the location from where I’ve been posting the recent black bear images. When this big guy looked up at me, I couldn’t help but hear the title response from him! Doesn’t he have a guilty-looking face? Like the proverbial “caught with his hand in the cookie […]

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More Black Bear Cubs

Today I’m posting a few more images of the black bear cubs from Anan Creek, Alaska. Most of these images are of the two spring cubs that I featured in an earlier post. In this first image, mom is taking time out of her busy fishing schedule for a bit of family time with the […]

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Anan Creek 2011: There’s Salmon in Them Thar Trees!

Yesterday’s post featured a black bear family, sow with 2 spring cubs, seeking safety up a nearby tree when a black bear boar waddled into the area. Today’s post is a somewhat similar situation … a younger black bear (probably 2-3 years old) had just caught a salmon in Anan Creek:     After catching […]

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Anan Creek, Alaska 2011: Treetop Bears

In yesterdays post of Anan Creek, I shared some scenics around the mouth of Anan Creek and an image of one of our first black bears we saw at the observatory. For the remainder of the day, as well as the next day, we continuously had black bears around us. But the fondest memory of […]

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He’s Baaaa…aaack!

Sorry for the excessive delay in getting new blog posts out, but between not having reliable internet service available, being in wilderness areas where internet is unheard of, and just being too darned busy making images, I just wasn’t able to pull off keeping up with my posts. But I am now back home, having […]

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