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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

Otis waits for salmon / pic by Ranger Jeanne Roy

Bear Cam Contest: When Will We See Otis?

UPDATE: Otis returned to Brooks Falls on June 30th, and our closest-guessing entry has been notified. Thanks for playing, everyone! Patience is a virtue, and Bearcam fan favorite Otis knows that better than anyone – he’ll sit in the Brooks Falls Jacuzzi for hours on end until he’s full of fish. Now, you’ll need his

Bear #83 on June 19, 2015

How will Bear #83 survive his wounds?

By “The Artist Formerly Known as Ranger Mike” Fitz Since the bearcam has gone live, bear #83 has spent significant time fishing at Brooks Falls. This year he has a sizable wound on his left shoulder. Will this injury hinder his success at Brooks Falls or his overall survival?

Rangers David Kopshever and Daniel Lombardi

Chat with the new Rangers of Katmai Bear Season!

Brown Bear season is gearing up in Alaska’s Katmai National Park! The live cams are back on and we’ve seen a few bears start fishing Brooks Falls. It’s the perfect time to introduce you to the Katmai Rangers who’ll be our guides to the summer of bear cams. Rangers Daniel Lombardi and David Kopshever join

Cubdult 503 by Ranger Daniel

The Teenagers Of The Bear World

By “The Artist Formerly Known as Ranger Mike” Fitz Recently I speculated that 435 Holly and her two cubs might go their separate ways. Since then, park rangers spotted Holly’s adopted cub, 503 Cubadult, wandering alone near the mouth of Brooks River.

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