Bears in Alaska

Earlier this month, I spent a week, coho salmon fishing in the vicinity of Cordova, Alaska.  The fishing was good, and the weather was exceptionally warm and sunny.  On each and every day of fishing, we encountered bears: brown (grizzly) and black.  On one day we encountered four bears and on two occasions we had to leave our fishing spot as brown bears moved in.  I was fortunate to be able to take a number of photographs, and I was able to watch the bears fishing…………very successfully!  According to locals, the number of bears on this particular stream was high due to a poor berry crop this year, a very small pink salmon run earlier in the summer and a relatively small coho run.  Some of my photos are attached.

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