Full grown, mature male coastal brown bear boar (grizzly bear) in sedge grass meadows, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Mature male coastal brown bear boar (grizzly bear) in sedge grass meadows. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Ursus arctos.

Portrait of a young brown bear, pausing while grazing in tall sedge grass.  Brown bears can consume 30 lbs of sedge grass daily, waiting weeks until spawning salmon fill the rivers, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Young coastal brown bear, pausing while grazing in tall sedge grass, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Ursus arctos.

Brown bear walks on tide flats.  Grizzly bear, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear

Juvenile female coastal brown bear (grizzly bear) grazes on sedge grass, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear

Coastal brown bear in meadow.  The tall sedge grasses in this coastal meadow are a food source for brown bears, who may eat 30 lbs of it each day during summer while waiting for their preferred food, salmon, to arrive in the nearby rivers, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear

A brown bear mother (sow) stands in tall sedge grass to look for other approaching bears that may be a threat to her cubs, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear

Coastal brown bear in meadow.  The tall sedge grasses in this coastal meadow are a food source for brown bears, who may eat 30 lbs of it each day during summer while waiting for their preferred food, salmon, to arrive in the nearby rivers, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear

Coastal brown bear forages for razor clams on mud flats at extreme low tide, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear Clamming

Johnson River, side waters and tidal sloughs, flowing among sedge grass meadows before emptying into Cook Inlet, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Johnson River Delta

Silver Salmon Creek Lodge, spruce trees and Chigmit Range, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Silver Salmon Creek Lodge

Photographers and brown bear, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Photographers And Brown Bear

Brown bear paw print on sand, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Grass backlit by the setting sun, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Grass backlit by the setting sun, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Pond covered with water lilys, near Silver Salmon Creek, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Pond Covered With Water Lilys

Glaucus-winged gull picks up piece of razor clam left behind by a brown bear on tide flat, Larus glaucescens, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Glaucus-winged Gull

Sedge grass meadows, spruce trees, and blue sky, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Sedge Grass Meadows