Apparently yesterday was World Bear Day and I missed commemorating the event so today I make up for it.
This is a throwback image to July 2019 and our trip to Alaska and one I haven’t previously shared. Taken in Katmai National Park & Preserve, we had the privilege of observing these incredible predators as they charged through the river, grabbing huge salmon with incredible skill.
Oftentimes when they chased the fish they would be running toward us, giving me some pretty darned cool captures like this one. Check out those claws! Wow!
As always, I have to state that we were well-prepared for this trip, took appropriate precautions and were with a professional guide. Additionally, this was of course taken with a large zoom lens and we were not as near as it would appear.