Fishing Grizzlies

July 02, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Alaska is a bear photographer's dream destination. 

Whereas a trip to Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks may grant you a brief sighting of a majestic grizzly, being in the right place at the right time in Alaska pretty much guarantees daily up-close sightings.

Here I was in Southeastern Alaska, in the Tongass National Forest, hiking through the dense rain forest when I found this brown bear fishing for salmon.

As I always say: luckily the bears are more interested in the fish than me.  I used the big 500mm f/4 lens to get the shots.
 

Chasing the salmon

 


Almost there ...

 

The final lunge

 


Got one!

 


He gave me a look as if to say: What are you doing in my creek?

 

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Caught a big chum salmon

Heading to the shore to eat his catch 


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