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Daily Dose of Love: Explore’s Live Cams On Google Earth!

See The Bears Of Katmai On Google Earth’s Voyager In one of nature’s most compelling stories, the brown bears of Alaska’s Katmai National Park awaken from hibernation each summer and feast on the sockeye salmon migrating up the Brooks River. Now on Google Earth’s storytelling platform, Voyager, you can take a guided tour of the brown bears’

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Send Us Your Favorite Brown Bear Story & Snapshot!

It is almost that time of year again, Brown Bear Season! We are so excited over here at explore and we can’t wait to get these cameras up and running! While we patiently (kinda) wait for the cams to be up, we would love to hear your favorite Katmai Brown Bear Live Cam story! Comment

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Brown Bears: Spring Emergence

By Mike Fitz After a long winter, Katmai rouses in March and April. Daylight lengthens as the sun creeps progressively higher in the sky. Thaw weakens ice on ponds, lakes, and rivers. Flower buds open on willows, monopolizing the attention of queen bumblebees. Migratory songbirds begin to arrive and hibernating animals stir in their dens.

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Brown bear, where have you gone?

By “The Artist Formerly Known as Ranger Mike” Fitz As bear sightings dwindle along Brooks River, the Bear Cams still catch periodic glimpses of single bears and a few females with cubs. However, there’s a dearth of bears at Brooks River compare to peak bear times in July and September. Fall is a season of

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Charlie Chats Bears On Mashable

Charlie Annenberg, founder of explore.org sat down for an interview with Jason Abbruzzese and Matt Petronzio on Mashable Business where he gave his personal perspective on our family of live cams, the Pearls of the Planet. It’s hard to choose among his “children” but he does expand on a favorite, the Katmai Bear Cam. 

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