Fun Friday: Got Milk?




Today’s “Fun Friday” post … an intimate moment with a Brown Bear sow and her cub: When the little one’s hungry, it’s time to be fed … even if you were busy clamming on the tidal flat! Did you know that bear cubs will “purr” when nursing? I was totally amazed the first time I […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!




Brown Bear Courtship     HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!  

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Sleepy Time Bears




(This post originally published in October 2010) As I was reviewing images for yesterday’s post of the Brown Bear fight, I ran into a couple of interesting images from that trip to Hallo Bay Wilderness Camp. When the sows with cubs are feeding on fish in the fall, they often will take a nap during […]

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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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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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Fun Friday: “Alaskan Water Bed”




This image certainly changes the meaning of a “water bed”! This image was taken along Clint’s Creek (Hallo Bay Bear Camp, located within Katmai National Park, Alaska) as this bear took an apparently much-needed nap, after a successful fishing endeavor:   Hyperphagia is the term scientists use for describing the behavior that bears go through, […]

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Chasing Fish




One of the most exciting things to watch when viewing the Alaska Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) in the early fall, is to watch them chase the incoming salmon. As the salmon emerge from the ocean and make their way up the streams and creeks to their home spawning grounds, the brown bears are waiting. As […]

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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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