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Brooks Falls Bear Viewing

Listed under Wildlife in United States.

  • Bears fishing
  • Katmai bear
  • Bear going for fish
  • Bear with salmon
  • Mama bear and cubs
  • Bear goes for salmon
  • Bear fight
  • An easy catch
Bears fishing
Bears fishing. Photo by Mike Lyvers
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In July and September each year, the salmon run at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park attracts dozens of large brown bears which can be viewed fishing for salmon from a specially built platform. Nowhere else can you get within meters of huge wild bears and still be reasonably safe - these bears want the salmon, not you. Vigilance is nevertheless recommended.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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