It’s time for another photo installment of Alaskan brown bears!
The Brooks Camp area of Katmai National Park has three observations platforms for visitors to watch and photograph the bears. The one closest to the lodge is the lower river platform. The area is where the Brooks River drains into Naknek Lake. Photos in my January 18 post showed you this great vantage point.
The concentration of bears at the marshlands below the lower river platform is much less than at the falls. So photographers get to practice patience. But the beautiful setting makes the wait worthwhile!
The bears that frequent this area are smaller and appear to be younger bears that can’t compete with the big ones at the falls.
Some linger, searching for any fish that may be meandering in the shallows.
Others quickly pass through, intent on getting to their intended destinations.
And a few are downright cute!