Clamming becomes a great source of protein for grizzly bears during the spring. The high protein sedge grass that grows along the coast doesn’t begin to green up until June, so bears are often seen clamming on the flats. This medium sized male bear was having quite a lot of success.
By July, the mountains you can see in the background will be a lush, carpeting of green. In the following photo you can see a few tourists who are out on the mud flats with the bears watching them clam. Safely observing grizzlies on the ground occurs in Katmai National Park from May – Sept.
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