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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

"Meet TJ"

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?