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Nature's Best Eating Competition' Brown Bears

Published Apr 28 2021 at 8:58 AM GMT
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  • Ken CanningPartly eaten salmon carcasses litter the riverbank and ring the downstream island.
  • Each second, several salmon launch out of the water in their attempt to leap the falls.
  • Only the giant 747 is fishing when I arrive to observe, but it's clearly been a very good day for hungry bears.
  • During the peak of the salmon migration, bears rarely fish alone and 747 is soon joined by an even more experienced bear.
  • Reaching the far bank, Otis promptly lays down in the river, letting the water cool his flanks.



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  • Published Apr 28, 2021 8:58 AM GMT