This does not look to exciting until you hear the background story: The dark grizzly was a large male that my guests had named “grumpy”. He came into the viewing area where there was about twelve bears and started to push his weight around and made several juvenile gears move further up the river. The blond bear is a mother with two second year cubs. Lesson – never mess with a mother. She came at the male, this was about ten meters from our cameras, so we could hear her low growl and the clacking of her teeth. The male thought better and moved off and left the other bears to fish. He never left the area but had a much better attitude for the rest of the morning.
Grizzly bear viewing, prior to August 25, takes place in Knight Inlet’s Glendale River estuary. We travel from the lodge for an hour and ten minutes to the estuary and then transfer to a flat bottom skiff that allows us to move up river in the shallow water. This photo taken on August 18 at low tide as this mother and cubs were walking across the mouth of the estuary next to the “in coming tide”…Visit our Blog