Fantastic Brown Bear Photos From Guests Who Stayed At Majestic View Bed And Breakfast

Many of our guests fly across Cook Inlet to view the brown bears. Right now, the bears are staging along the beach, waiting for the salmon to arrive – at which time they will concentrate on the salmon streams, in the best spots for fishing depending on bear heirarchy (biggest males get the best spots). But until then, bears are eating grass, clams, and whatever they can scrounge up along the shore. Our guests David and Diane Powers love the bears, and flew across to spend a couple of days “amongst them” for a photo safari, and as you will see, they got rather close! Sometimes, you just plant yourself on the beach and let them do their thing, and they wind up doing their thing right in your lap! I’m told that the bears didn’t pay the humans much attention. Humans are not on the menu, and they aren’t causing any trouble – so they are ignored. I have been waiting anxiously for David and Diane to get home from their Alaska vacation – as they promised to send me some of their best shots. I was so happy to see that they sent photos today (thanks so much to the Powers’). So without further adieux… How would you like to be minding your own business and have this pop up next to you? Enjoy…

Big guy crossing a small stream or inlet.

Not sure about this, but it appears like the one on the right is radio-collared, perhaps a sow, and the other two – young bears posturing a bit. Could be her young from the year before? David may be able to comment…

Looks like young bears sparring…

Close-up of a beautiful face seemingly not paying any attention to the person with the camera – though I’m sure well aware of every move that is made.

I like this shot – the cub peeking over the log, and the contrast between the blue tinted mountain in the background and the bleached white log between the bears.

Really like the reflection in this one!

I’m guessing a collared female, glancing at the photographer. I have been eye to eye with bears before. It is a strange feeling to wonder what they are thinking…

Caught in the act! We laughed about this at breakfast the next morning…

Though it’s not a huge brown bear, it’s intimidating and deserves respect no matter what. Look at the size of that noggin! What a beautiful critter…

 

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