This photo is of a large male grizzly bear sitting patiently waiting for a salmon to drift by to become lunch. The pool by the viewing stand is just below the salmon spawning channel and also the area that the dead salmon float too before entering the main river. It is a good place to sit and save energy as the salmon come to the bears and all that is required is a quick grab for a meal. The other side of the stands is the main river and a more active area of fishing.
This photo was taken on August 25th the first day that we are permitted to use the viewing platform on Knight Inlet’s Glendale River. The river is an hour and fifteen-minute boat ride from Grizzly Bear Lodge located on Minstrel Island. This cub did not appear to like the water and kept returning to this rock and watching us in the viewing platform that overlooks the pool adjacent to the spawning channel. This cub was one of three siblings, which spent time with their mother fishing in the river, which is part of the viewing area. After our first week on the stands these cubs paid little attention to the “watchers” and more time eating.
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