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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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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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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No Sharing Going On Here!

Shortly after leaving Frederick Sound, we arrived in Petersburg, Alaska (where we had started our trip a few days earlier). Our stop here was only for a couple of hours, so that we could get some supplies for the remainder of the trip. Several of the guests on the Delphinus walked into town to do […]

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Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center

On Day 3 of our stay in Ketchikan, Alaska, as soon as we finished viewing/photographing at the Totem Heritage Center, we crossed the small bridge over Ketchikan Creek and walked another 50 yards to the Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center. This local Indian community’s hatchery raises and releases more than 300,000 salmon every […]

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Bear Bait!

With all the activity around me, it’s been a while since I’ve been able to post, so here’s an update. I’m currently waiting for my photo workshop to begin and getting all my images downloaded and memory cards emptied and formatted. Tomorrow, the group will head out to LeConte Glacier for a wonderful day of […]

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