This grizzly bear in the water below the viewing stands on a Knight Inlet BC river was taking a rest. It had caught and eaten several salmon in the first half-hour of our viewing time and decided to lie down on the job. After eating this salmon it moved off to the near by bush possibly to have a nap.
Spy hopping is coming out of the water and staying above the surface the same way a human treads water. Some adult male killer whales spy hop for longer periods of time and get as much as half of its body above the surface of the water. Orcas spy hop to examine its surroundings and it is believed that an Orca can see as well above the surface as it can below. If an Orca hears anything strange, they may spyhop to see what is approaching. This past summer the Whale Research vessel in our area was using a drone for observation and we noticed much more spy hopping while the drone was in the air.Visit our Blog