The grizzly viewing stands used by Grizzly Bear Lodge after August 24th has a backside or other side (as “back side” might infer that the viewing is not a good) which is the natural Glendale River. In this case a first year cub was following it’s mother and pass along the edge of the river beneath the stand. It was quite curious and keeps a close eye on the “humans” in the stand directly above. The mother on the other hand ignored the “viewers” in the stand.
Excellent photos from UK’s James O’Donoghue. While in the viewing stands on the Glendale River there is always activity if you tire to the bears take time for some eagle action or blue herons. The grizzly bears are constantly leaving partially eaten salmon on the shore, which makes the eagles life much easier while the heron are searching for small trout. This eagle appears to be coming to claim some prey either a fresh salmon on a carcass. If you check the feathers above the talons they are wet making me think that a water catch was missed. In the fall the eagle move from other areas along the British Columbia coast to the river where the is much more food and thus providing or guest with great opportunities for photo like this one.Visit our Blog