Friday, January 04, 2008

Black Bears in Southeast Alaska

August, 2007
While it is very common to see coastal brown bears at many salmon streams here in Southeast, I don't get to see anywhere near the number of black bears. This fellow was lazily foraging in Scenery Cove, looking for berries to munch.

I am always surprised at just how well black bears can climb, and often spot them high on cliffs and surrounding rock walls here in Thomas Bay just outside of Petersburg.

This black bear is fishing for coho salmon at a stream near the Mendenhal Glacier just outside of Juneau, Alaska.
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