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On Cloud 9: CamOp for a Day

By: Cloud  I started watching the cams in 2011. Like many of you, I quickly became infatuated by the Bears of Katmai. I lurked for a time and then posted as a guest for a while (back when that was an option) before signing up and becoming an official member of the explore.org family of

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CamOp Photo Winners of July

Can you believe it is already almost September? I guess we were all so busy watching all the action on the live cams that we didn’t realize summer had sped by. Thankfully, our trusty CamOps have stepped up and taken some amazing snapshots this summer. Here are the winners for the month of July! FIRST

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Brown Bear Story: CamOp Kat

“It was July 25, 2013… my first season volunteering on the bear cams. I had been on the Service Dog Project cameras for four months and now here I was at Katmai where I had already fallen in love with Beadnose and her cubs. This morning though, Brooke and her three spring cubs were walking

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CamOp Photo Contest Winners for October

Our Camera Operators are always capturing some amazing snapshots. Every month, we vote for the best photos they’ve taken across all of our live cams. Here are the winners for October! First Place: Ruxandra Nicholae Runner Up: Greg Webster Honorable Mention: Lee Morris

Become a Camera Operator at Explore

Have you seen an elephant or beluga whale smile? Our volunteer camera operators follow everything from chipmunks to wild elephants… puppies to brown bears… peaceful, smiling belugas to gentle giant pandas. And much, much more. Would you like to learn how to be one?