Bears in May
May in Alaska looks pretty bleak compared to the “lower 48” which is already bursting in green. The real torturous thing about an Alaskan winter is that it never, ever, seems to end….By late May, you are gazing at dead, brown grass and the hints of buds on trees, wondering when will it ever green up? Spring really doesn’t get going until mid to late June.
I took this photo mid- May 2009 in Katmai N. Park. It really shows how dead the landscape looks, although it is great camouflage for the blond colored bears that are so common on the Katmai coast. These female bears were having loads of fun wrestling in the berm on the beach.