Alaskan brown bear catching a jumping salmon, Brooks Falls, Ursus arctos, Brooks River, Katmai National Park

Brown Bear Catching Salmon, Brooks River

A large, old brown bear (grizzly bear) wades across Brooks River. Coastal and near-coastal brown bears in Alaska can live to 25 years of age, weigh up to 1400 lbs and stand over 9 feet tall, Ursus arctos, Katmai National Park

Brown Bear, Brooks River

Two mature brown bears fight to establish hierarchy and fishing rights, Ursus arctos, Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bears Fighting, Brooks River

Brown bear waits for salmon at Brooks Falls. Blurring of the water is caused by a long shutter speed. Brooks River, Ursus arctos, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear, Brooks River

Brown bear walks through the marshes that skirt the Brooks River, Ursus arctos, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear, Brooks River

Brown bear is reflected in the Brooks River along the edge of Brooks Lake, Ursus arctos, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear, Brooks River

Brown bear walks along a sand spit, Brooks Lake, Ursus arctos, Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear, Brooks River

Salmon leap up falls on their upriver journey to spawn, Brooks Falls, Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Salmon Leaping Up Waterfall, Brooks River

Salmon leap up falls on their upriver journey to spawn, Brooks Falls, Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Salmon Leaping Up Waterfall, Brooks River

Floatplane lands on Brooks Lake near a brown bear (grizzly bear), Ursus arctos, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear, Brooks Lake

Floatplane landing on Brooks Lake, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Floatplane Landing On Brooks Lake

Sunset on mountain ridge near Brooks Lake, Brooks Camp, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brooks Camp

My campsite, Brooks Camp, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brooks Camp