This photo by Lynn Morris shows two grizzly bears, each eating salmon, and not being concerned with the closeness of the other bear. The abundance of pink salmon means that there are few disputes over fishing rights and those are settled without bloodshed. It is estimated that there are close to fifty grizzly bears in the Glendale River valley during the peak of the pink salmon run in September. The number of salmon means that all are able to obtain enough food without risking injury by fighting. A dispute normally means that one bear will just move up of down river to another fishing area and still be able to catch enough salmon to satisfy it’s hunger.
Not quite as dramatic or exciting as the previous post and the humpback whale visiting but still unique. Another day and a picnic with a visit from a harbour seal. This is the only time I have had a seal intentionally come this close. Harbour seals by nature are very timid and shy away from boats. However this one appears small and therefore young and may have not learned to fear boats. The advantage of sitting quietly and having lunch in an area with allot of marine wildlife.