Grizzly Bear close to viewing stands

Grizzly Close-Up

The metal cage on the right side of the photo is the entrance to one of the viewing stands located on Knight Inlet’s Glendale River.  We are in the stands from August 25 to mid-October and that is a “safe” place to be when the grizzly bears are coming that close.  The bears have adjusted to our presence and will pass close to and underneath the stands.  The river, which contains the salmon the bears are catching, is down the height of the viewing stands  (3 meters or 9 feet) and out another ten to fifteen meters.  A good telephoto lens is nice but not a necessity.