Sensing danger, the salmon take off as fast as they can – with a 750 pound brown bear in pursuit.
A fun capture that shows the action you see when photographing these massive creatures as they work to fatten themselves up for the winter. This particular bear had three cubs-of-the-year and would stash them in the brush while she came out to fish.
Let me tell you, she was an absolute fishing machine. A half dozen times she fished, each time she was successful on the first attempt. Truly impressive and by far the most efficient of all the bears we saw in Katmai National Park & Preserve.
Her cubs were too young to eat the fish themselves but she of course needed the nourishment to keep herself healthy and making milk for the little ones.