Brown Bears
One of the most magnificent wildlife sights is the waterfall on the river through Katmai National Park in Alaska - during the salmon jumping season.  These brown (grizzly) bears are just waiting for salmon to leap upriver and into their mouths.  The bears are viewed from a secure platform but the walk to the platform from the lodge is on foot through bear territory.   The bears are habituated to humans but it is still an exciting walk in the forest!

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STUART MELVIN Wildlife Photography