Saturday, August 19, 2006

Brown Bears on Chichagof Island

August 15, 2006

Here on the east side of Chichagof Island in Southeast Alaska the salmon are returning to their natal streams and the Alaskan coastal brown bears can hear the dinner bell sounding for miles away! At this little stream we had eleven brown bears all fishing for salmon at the same time. It made for a tense stand off for a few of the smaller bears, but all seemed to get their fill before total darkness set in!