Archive for grizzly bears

Grizzly Bear and Wolf Tracks

Posted in Alaska animals with tags , , , , , on November 8, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

grizzly bear tracksA healthy Alaskan ecosystem will reveal the tracks of predators.  Here, grizzly tracks are bordered in fresh wolf prints.  The wolf population has been growing on the coast of Katmai National Park.  The wolves use the beach as a highway and they trek the coastline during the few hours of summer darkness.

Bears and wolves compete for food sources.  During this past summer, guides witnessed wolves fishing for salmon alongside the grizzly bears on the Katmai coast.

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Grizzly Bears Safely Near People

Posted in Grizzly bears and people with tags , , , , , , on September 12, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

grizzly bear viewing AlaskaA grizzly bear female decides to walk right past my husband John.  We knew this grizzly bear quite well, and were comfortable with her close approach.  She was curious, and decided to walk near my husband after she took a dip in the stream.

Grizzly Bear Penis

Posted in Grizzly Bear Physiology, Male grizzlies with tags , , , , , on September 3, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

brown bear penisWeb stats can be interesting – this blog’s most popular post is “grizzly bear penis” so here’s another one!

Grizzly Bear Close Up Photo

Posted in Cheetah with tags , , , , , on August 25, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

grizzly bear eyesHere’s a close up of my favorite bear we named “Cheetah”.  Making eye contact with a wild grizzly bear is one of the most thrilling experiences of my life.  There is so much behind their eyes, you can instantly see the vast depths of their intelligence and individuality.

Grizzly Bear Viewing

Posted in Grizzly Bear Cubs, Grizzly bears and people with tags , , , , , on August 22, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

grizzly bear viewingA grizzly bear viewer in Katmai N. Park watches a cub who is waiting for his mother.  The mother dropped off her two cubs to sit with the small group of photographers while she fished the river for salmon.  Grizzly bear mothers in certain areas of Katmai N. Park, who are habituated to bear viewers, have learned that humans are safe.  They also have learned that being near bear viewers is a safe place for their cubs to rest.

Blonde Grizzly Bear Clamming

Posted in Grizzly Bears Clamming with tags , , , , on August 11, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

white grizzly bearClams are an important part of the grizzly bear diet on the coast of Alaska.  Bears use their amazing sense of smell to locate clams under the sand.  The extreme tidal variations in Alaska allow miles of the ocean floor to be uncovered at low tide – an excellent opportunity for clamming.

bear photoYou can see this female grizzly bear sniffing the surface of the sand to locate her next clam.

Bears Salmon Fishing in August

Posted in Grizzly Bears Fishing with tags , , , , , on August 8, 2011 by grizzlybearblog

fishing bearsDuring August you will find grizzly bears fishing for salmon all over Katmai N. Park. In august, they gorge on salmon swimming upstream to spawn.  In September they will fill up on all the dead salmon floating at the bottom of the rivers and lakes.

brown bear fishing