I hadn’t planned on photographing more bears this week, but a video assignment found me in the middle of bear country not too far from my home in Seward on Wednesday. This is an image from that day. The fishing was good and the salmon everywhere. If this bear caught a male, it might peel some of the skin off, but as often as not, it would just toss it back. It definitely was after the row in the females. When it did catch a female, the salmon eggs were about all she would eat. Times are good when you are living on just caviar!
In the morning I head north for almost two weeks. Much of that time will be in Denali – I’m really excited to have drawn permit dates during the peak of the fall colors – I have been trying to get these dates for over 10 years!
I probably won’t worry too much about bears on this trip, but I would really like to improve on my coverage of caribou and moose – not to mention landscapes and fall colors. Northern lights would be a real bonus. If I have time, when I come out of the park for gas and showers, I will post an update here – but, it is possible that I won’t have the time in which case I’ll see you when I get back!