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Grizzly Bear Viewing

Posted in Cheetah, Grizzly bears and people with tags , , , , on November 8, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

brown bear viewingMy husband John and I settle down in the grass to rest with our favorite grizzly bear “Cheetah” after she chose to approach us closely.

Grizzly Bear Cub Photo

Posted in Grizzly Bear Cubs with tags , , , , on September 23, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

grizzly bear cub photoA grizzly bear cub munches on sedge grass in Katmai National Park.

Grizzly Bear Fishing

Posted in Grizzly Bears Fishing with tags , , , , on September 22, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

A large, male grizzly used an interesting “splashing” method to fish for salmon.  He would leap in the air and land in a big belly flop.  The force of his body created a huge splash which on several occasions pulled a handful of salmon up to the surface of the water.

Brown Bear Photo

Posted in Male grizzlies with tags , , on August 27, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

brown bear photos

Grizzly Bear Passing By

Posted in Male grizzlies with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

photo of brown bearThis grizzly male passed right by us after he had wrestled with a friend for a while.

Katmai National Park PhotoHe’s walking through the tall grass that borders the beach.  The bears don’t eat this grass, but it does make for a good day bed or cozy place to hide.  One day walking back to camp I noticed a pair of brown fuzzy teddy bear ears peeking over the tall beach grass.  A few moments later, a set of liquid brown eyes popped above the grass to peek at me.  He quickly popped back down deciding to stay hidden.  I was always really careful when walking through the tall grass to avoid surprising a hidden bear.

Blonde Grizzly Bear Photo

Posted in Cheetah, Grizzly Bear Physiology with tags , , , , , on August 4, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

blonde grizzly bear photoThis is a photo of the bear we named “Cheetah” on the first day I met her.  (We were to become good friends).  When her fur is dry, she is one of the lightest colored grizzly bears I’ve ever seen.  Cheetah walked up to us, curious but never ever aggressive.  She was a grizzly who was very comfortable around people, but quite cranky around other bears.  Her large size and attitude allowed her to bully other bears who invaded her personal space.

Photo of Grizzly Bear Male

Posted in Male grizzlies with tags , , , , on August 2, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

photos of grizzly bearsHere’s a couple more photos of my grizzly bear buddy “Charlie”.

grizzly bear male photoYou can really see how tall he is when he stoops down to bite on sedge grass.  Although certainly not the largest male grizzly bear I’ve seen, he was one of the largest on the Katmai Coast during one  of our camping trips.  I always bolted to sit near him if I saw “Hopper”, the much smaller bear who had bluff charged us.  One afternoon Charlie was taking a nap, surrounded by eight or nine grazing female bears.  When he woke up, and started to walk, every single bear scattered and ran away quickly.  In this photo, he is actually grazing near several females who were comfortable in his presence.