This view of a humpback whales lunge feeding is from the top of it’s head. One can see the baleen hanging down over the lower jaw. As the mouth closes the water is forced out through the baleen and the herring are trapper inside to provide another meal. These whales have become common in out viewing area so we often see eight to ten different whales on a viewing day.
It is common for grizzly bears to meet in the grizzly bear viewing area used by Grizzly Bear Lodge. In the spring there are more than a dozen bears that frequent the area and in the fall once the salmon have arrived that number climbs to almost fifty bears. Serious fighting that ends up in injury is rare as the grizzlies all have the same goal “food”. It does not benefit a bear to be injured and therefore be unable to fatten for the winter hibernation. Most encounters leave both bears with “pride” intact as they go their own way.
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