151 Walker and 503 play fighting
It was September 9, and we were on the
Brooks Falls Platform, where two Katmai Park Rangers, Dave and Becca, were broadcasting a “Play-by-Play” streaming video for the Bear Cams audience, with Becca narrating the activity. Dale and I were listening as well, hoping to learn a little more about Brooks Falls bears.
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It doesn’t take long to figure out why Bear 480—better known as Otis—is one of Katmai’s most popular
bears, a celebrity on the Explore.org Bear Cams and a reason why people make the trip to Katmai National Park.
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A look at the bear that stole my heart
My favorite bear (left), in her favorite spot, at the lip of Brooks Falls
“That girl’s gonna be the first female president,” I said, and Dale laughed. He understood what I was talking about.
We were on the
Brooks Falls platform, observing the bears. The falls provide the best fishing on the river, and, while the occasional mom and cubs passed through, the area was dominated by big boars. Amidst all of them, however, stood a little female, waiting patiently at the lip as the salmon jumped around her. Continue reading “Katmai National Park: My favorite bear”