Archive for May, 2011

Katmai National Park, Aerial View

Posted in Alaska on May 26, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

Katmai Coast katmai national Park NPSView from the bush plane looking down on Hallo bay in Katmai National Park, Alaska.  The five tiny dots in the meadows, bottom right of photo, are grizzly bears.  Looking from above you can really see the two types of grass that grow in Katmai’s coastal meadows.  Where the bears are standing is sedge grass, surrounded by the taller grass which the bears never eat.

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Fat Grizzly Cubs

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

grizzly cubsFirst year grizzly cubs are fat and fluffy by September after a summer of non stop eating.

Grizzly Bear with Red Fox

Posted in Alaska animals, Grizzly bears and people with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

grizzly bear with red foxA grizzly bear digs for clams side by side with a clamming red fox.  Foxes will dig for their own clams, in addition to eating smaller bits of clam meat left behind by the bears.  Foxes may nibble on the meat left stuck to the clam shells by the bears.  Cubs also eat this meat when following their mothers around the mud flats.

You can also just barely make out a group of bear viewers standing behind the grizzly bear.

red foxThe fox’s fur looks really ratty since she is molting her thick winter coat.

Grizzly Bear Cubs

Posted in Grizzly Bear Cubs with tags , , , , on May 18, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

brown bear cubsTwo first year grizzly bear cubs learn to navigate the wet space where land meets sea.  Here, the two cubs trail after their mom who walks across the coastal mud flats.  A glacier fed river meets up with the incoming tide, and several salmon runs will occur here through the summer.

Photo Highlights of Katmai N. Park Bears

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 15, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

Enjoy this lovely compilation of photos from 2009 taken in Katmai National Park by expert Bear Viewing guide Brad Josephs.

Glacier and Grizzlies

Posted in Alaska, Grizzly Bear Cubs on May 14, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

Hallo Bay GlacierA grizzly bear mother and her three cubs graze in front of the Hallo Bay Glacier in Katmai National Park

Grizzly Bear Mother

Posted in Grizzly Bear Cubs with tags , , , , , , on May 11, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

brown bearsA blonde grizzly bear mother with her first year cub.