This grizzly could be getting full or just confused. Checking it’s mouth there is the pink tinge of salmon blood of one less salmon that will make it to the spawning grounds so this bear may be getting full. The confusion comes from the water in front of the log and all the pink salmon fins that are breaking the surface. This bear has chosen one of the entrance shuts to the spawning channel (the two white metal arms in the bottom right corner of the picture) to be its fishing site. This is often referred to as the Glendale River buffet. Janis Worsley of the UK captured a pause in the action, maybe even a catnap.
About 35 meters (yards) from the viewing platform we use after August 24th a tree has fallen across a small channel in the river. This tree has become a pathway for the grizzly bears that do not want to get their feet wet. That means bear cubs because they tend to avoid the water if they can. They use the log to watch their mother as she fishes in the river below and if she is too slow in catching a salmon it is a good place to rest.