Alaska Brown Bear Gallery

Although commonly referred to as “coastal brown bears” rather than “grizzly bears”, the brown bears on the Alaska Peninsula are classified as the same species as other North American grizzly bears (Ursus arctos, for the Latin scholars and biologists out there). However, these lucky bears fare better than grizzlies in terms of both their food sources and the milder coastal climate where they live. In addition to the annual salmon run and the clams that they dig out on the coastal flats, there is an abundance of berries and other bear-friendly vegetarian dishes on the menu. They are therefore larger, on average, than the (already imposing) inland grizzlies. They also live in higher densities. We were lucky enough to visit one of the prime sites for seeing these bears up close, Silver Salmon Creek Lodge in Lake Clark National Park. Small planes that land on the beach is the only way to reach this lodge, so getting there was part of the fun. Here are some of our photos of this magnificent adventure.

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6 Responses

  1. Andries says:

    Stunning pics! Show us more….

  2. Andrew says:

    Spectacular photos – thanks for sharing. A special experience I’m sure.

  3. San-Marié says:

    Thanks guys! Definitely an experience we will never forget. It completely changed my perspective on bears.

  4. Mike says:

    ‘n Besondere ervaring met reg.Seker julle het dit spesiaal gevind. Geniet die ander wat kom.

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