When Bears Get Grumpy

(This post originally published in October 2010) Reaching back into the archives, I found these images that tell a really neat story. These images were taken in September 2004 during my first visit to Hallo Bay Wilderness Camp (Alaska), where I spent a week in the camp and photographed beautiful brown bears (coastal grizzlies) everyday. […]

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Fun Friday: Hyperphagia Revisited

(This post originally published in September 2010) You may be asking, “What is Hyperphagia?”. Well, this is a technical term that is used to describe the feeding frenzy of bears as they prepare for hibernation. As the time draws near to den for the winter, they get an insatiable desire to eat everything they can […]

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Fun Friday: Busted!

Today’s Fun Friday post comes from the shoreline along the Endicott Arm, in Alaska, during a 10-day boat trip in 2006. As we cruised the Endicott Arm, on our way to the Dawes Glacier, we saw several Black Bears (Ursus americanus) as they foraged along the shoreline. At one point, we came upon a sow […]

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Ol’ Snagglepuss!

I’ve been slowly running out of disk space on my 2TB external hard drive, my primary storage area for all my images, so I’ve started going through my images (2004 thru 2012) to delete the “less desirable” images. Yeh, as a photographer I know that I should keep up with editing, but this is a […]

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Fresh Fish for Dinner

Today I’m featuring one of Hallo Bay’s Brown Bears (Ursus arctos), with some “catches-of-the day”. When I was there in early September, there were both pink salmon and silver salmon moving into the creek, so the bears had a delightful choice for dinner! All of the salmon in these images are pinkies (sometimes also called […]

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Kids Will Play!

If you remember my post about a pair of young Brown Bears (Ursus arctos) playing (“Young Brown Bears Playing in the Surf”), I mentioned that you would be seeing the pair again. Well, today’s post is another series of play that I captured during my recent Hallo Bay Bear Camp visit. And they were much […]

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Snorkeling, Anyone?

During my Hallo Bay photo trip, I found several brown bears “snorkeling”, the term used to describe a bear with their head underwater, looking for fish swimming in the creek. This was not a new behavior for me to see; every time I’ve been to Hallo Bay in the fall salmon runs, there have always […]

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Young Brown Bears Playing in the Surf

When Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) cubs reach the age of 2-3, they are displaced by their mom, to live on their own. When the juvenile bears are displaced, they tend to act quite lonely and often seek out the companionship of another young bear. This can be a sibling that has also been displaced, or […]

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Hallo Bay … the Bears

Today’s post starts some posts of Hallo Bay’s most famous inhabitants, the Alaska coastal brown bear (Ursus arctos). The Alaskan coastal brown bear is a grizzly bear. Some people argue that this is a different species from the more common grizzly bear found in the lower 48 states, while others argue that they differ only […]

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