The grizzly bears we view in the river mouths of Knight Inlet vary in colour from almost blonde to dark brown, which appears black. As the photo shows the most identifiable trait of a grizzly bear is the large hump on their shoulders, a powerful muscle they use to power their forelimbs through their daily routine. Grizzlies dig through the earth for wild rice and skunk cabbage bulbs, tear apart rotted logs in search of roots, insects, rodents, and other grubs as well as spend their days on the beach turning over rocks. Their massive hump is also the muscle powering them as they dig out winter dens, often in steep and rocky mountain terrain.
This day started with a black bear on the beach in Clio Channel behind the Grizzly Bear Lodge. It was a very obliging bear in that it did not mind us getting good photographs. My goal when watching any wildlife is “to leave it as I find it”. If you cannot do that you are disturbing the flow of nature and the economic sense is that it will not be there the next time one wants to watch.Visit our Blog