Bear at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park

photo of the week for Sunday, 2007, August 19
Photographer: RangerRoy

Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park may be the very best place in the United States to get shots of Brown Bear catching salmon migrating upstream. This shot stands out because it appears to be taken at the very moment the fish is captured in the bear's mouth. Amazing.

This copyrighted shot comes from RangerRoy, and is used with his permission. Stop by his home at Flickr for other great shots of bears in Katmai.

Exif data from the image -

Camera: Nikon D100
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 145 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
ISO Speed: 200
Date and Time: 2003:07:09 18:15:23

On the Web: Brooks Falls Bear at Flickr


You put your right paw in, you put your right paw out,
You put your right paw in, and you shake it all about,
You do the Coho Pokey and you run the fish aground,
That's what it's all about.

-- Jon Merryman