Spring grizzlies in the river estuary

Estuary Grizzly Bears

Both the grizzly bears and I are waiting for the tied to start to rise. They are hoping the rising tied will bring more salmon into the river and I am in the water towing our guest in a skiff up the river. We had been watching these bears for about half an hour and wanted to move up river to locate a mother and first year cubs. This photo was taken with my small Pentax Optio WPi camera without using the zoom so these bears were quite close and the guests already had their “bucket list photos”. But there are always more and better photo opportunities around the next bend in the river.