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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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CamOp Photo Contest Winners for December

Our Camera Operators provide our community with great live footage every single day! Therefore, they are able to find these beautiful gems and help show us just how beautiful nature can be. Here are the photo contest winners for December! First Place:  CamOp Chris Osprey Boathouse Camera “Sunrise Guest” Runner Up:  CamOp Benn Siku &

Mother bear with three cubs in Katmai National Park

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

Otis waits for salmon / pic by Ranger Jeanne Roy

Do Bears Fish Brooks Falls in September?

By “The Artist Formerly Known as Ranger Mike” Fitz In September and October, Bear 480 Otis makes a living from his office in the far pool at Brooks Falls, catching unsuspecting salmon that swim within reach. This year in particular, several other bears have joined him at the falls and all are fishing more or

Charlie Annenberg hugs a panda at Wolong Preserve

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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