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.
….the second is the bear with a salmon in its mouth. Note: I used (Pentax Optio Wpi 6MP and 3X Optical Zoom) that does not have a great zoom feature but I know the guests got great pictures. It is an interesting sensation watching a grizzly when the river is not that deep and the bear could cross without much effort. And even though Rick knows the grizzlies and has spent twenty years on the river he is still armed and prepared.Visit our Blog