Grizzly Bear Spots a Salmon

grizzly bear sow fishing in Alaska

A grizzly bear female (the mother of the bear in the previous post) spots a splash made by a dashing salmon.  You can see the splash in the right bottom corner of the photo.  Grizzly bears stand on their hind legs in the water searching for these types of small splashes made by the salmon.  This salmon is trying to dash up stream during low tide.  Because the water is so low, the salmon’s dorsal fin causes a ripple in the surface of the water.  Grizzlies use their keen eye sight to see salmon, as well as listening for the sound of a splash.

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