Bears! Alaska Pics Incoming

Just got back from 11 days in Alaska, and have thousands of images to sift through. Needless to say, it was epic in every sense of the word: the size of the “small” area we were in for our three-part trip, the enormity of the coastal brown bears (grizzlies, except they’re not called grizzlies because they live at the beach), the sense of adventure and wonder everyone – locals and tourists – share, and our own experiences.

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The photo above is one of several I have of a dead Humpback whale that washed up on the beach a couple weeks ago. We counted approximately 15 bears in this area when we arrived – slowly making our way up the beach and staying a careful distance away from such a coveted food source.

On our way back to camp, we crossed a meadow and as we descended from one small ridge, we met this guy as he came over the one in front of us. Almost nothing gets in the way of a bear, including us. We slowly moved to our left and he barely swerved right as he passed by us with a deliberate but unwavering gait. Merely a handful of feet away, he passed us by on his way to the beach.

Epic.

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More pics coming as I develop them.

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