Just when you think the grizzly bears you are viewing do not really know that you are there you get one that looks you right in the eye when caught taking a photo. To put a human touch it would be “A little privacy if you don’t mind.” The bears on the lodge’s tour up Knight Inlet tend to ignore our intrusion into their life. In the spring and summer, while they are feeding on the beach they only acknowledge our presence if we get to close. In the fall in the viewing stands on the Glendale River sudden movement, load noises or a cameras flash left on will get their attention. For the most part the grizzly is aware but chooses to ignore. Guest James O’Donoghue from the UK provided this photo.
For some grizzly bears in our viewing area the term “boss” is appropriate and this is one of those bears. The photo was taken from the viewing platform on the Glendale River that we use after August 24th. Although it is great to see one of the large grizzlies it is better if they appear at the end of the two-hour viewing time. If they are present when we arrive no other bears will come to fish until they leave. The larger older males are a little shy and are more commonly seen on the road while driving to the platform or in the portion of the spawning we pass on the last half mile of the drive.
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