Brown Bear at Silver Salmon Creek

Photo of female brown bear walking along the beach.

A Walk on the Beach

Here’s another photo from my trip to the Silver Salmon Creek area of Lake Clark National Park.    This is a female with a one-year old cub walking behind her out of the frame.

One of the things I like about photographing wildlife is that you get to observe and record how they act in, and react to, the world around them.   You never know when something unusual will happen, but you need to be ready when, and if, it happens.

There is also a boar walking behind them.  Boars kill cubs.  Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but she looks concerned to me.  She looked even more concerned shortly after this photo was taken.


About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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14 Responses to Brown Bear at Silver Salmon Creek

  1. 0natah says:

    Huge! I bet you could ride on that thing

  2. Greg says:

    Wow Jim! This is just awesome! Very, very nice…

  3. John Wall says:

    Excellent drama in that photo, Jim. Looking forward to seeing what happened.

  4. Hi JIm,

    Do tell, what was the outcome on that day? Beautiful photo of mama. Happen to have another with baby?

  5. Alan says:

    The sharpness of this shot is fantastic Jim. The eyes really stand out. Awesome!

  6. Charlotte Crackbon says:

    No, I don’t think your reading too much into it, I think you’ve looked into bears eyes before and
    are probably right on. I wonder how she was planning to avoid boar. Did you see what happened
    awhile after you took this shot?

  7. Erika says:

    Great capture of that “concerned” look! Is it a grizzly or black bear?

    • Jim Coda says:

      Hi Erika. It’s a brown bear which is basically a grizzly that lives along the coast in Alaska, Canada and Russia. They are much larger than inland grizzlies.

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