Clamming

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Spring bear cub.

A little first summer brown bear cub feeding on a piece of clam left by it’s mom.  From June in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. We have a little bit of room left in next year’s bear photo tour.

Learning to Clam

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Digging clams

A sow digging up clams with her spring cubs this past June, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

Pack Creek Cub

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Bear cub, Pack Creek Bear Observatory, Tongass National Forest, Alaska.
Bear cub, Pack Creek Bear Observatory, Tongass National Forest, Alaska.

This is literally one of the logs that designates the people area for bear viewing at Pack Creek! I think this little cub was as curious about us, as us him.

The sow literally brought her two nervous spring cubs over to our area and walked them right by us as if to show them that we are safe. She also “parked” the cubs fairly close to us as she wondered off to chase salmon. I will never forget these magical moments where a powerful animal like a coastal brown bear shows her trust and acceptance with us. Goosebumps! This isn’t unique to Pack Creek as I have seen similar behavior on numerous occasions in Lake Clark N.P., and Katmai.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

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Stand Up Paddleboarding.
Stand Up Paddleboarding.

Who wants to stand up paddle board here? This is in front of Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm, Tongass National Forest, Alaska last July.

Northern Sea-lion

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Northern Sea-lion haul out.
Northern Sea-lion haul out.

Northern Sea-lions ( also known as Steller Sea-lions) in Fredrick Sound this past July. Look at all the steam their warm bodies are letting off on this cold day.