Alaskan brown bear fishing for salmon returning to spawn on the Brooks River at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska.

Photographed with a Canon 40D and Canon 100-400mm lens, shutter 1/800, f/10.0, focal length 350mm, ISO 400.

August 2008.

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  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleabout 6 years ago

    LOVE the image and the title! Delighted you joined RB.

  • I like it, too even if the subject is a bit fresher than what is served at sushi bars.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • DiEtte Henderson
    DiEtte Hendersonabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic image. Was the bird actually sitting there or did you add him? What a capture!

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...about 6 years ago

    No, DiEtte, I am a purist. There is no Photoshopping or additions of other creatures. What you see is what you get. The bird was perched in a most nonchalant fashion hoping for a morsel of fish after the bear nailed the poor salmon. At Brooks Falls there are always other creatures waiting for a chance to snag dinner! Thank you for your encouraging comment. Whalegeek (who also happens to be a Beargeek)

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughabout 6 years ago

    I love seagulls – they are so “don’t mind me, just go about your day like I’m not even here, la la la…”

    Wonderful capture, and the seagull really makes it.

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 6 years ago

    A fabulous capture!!!!!

  • JWallace
    JWallaceabout 6 years ago

    Perfect shot!
    Right time right place!
    How perfect! What a picture to cherish…..

  • uncommondepth
    uncommondepthabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic. Was just talking with someone else about Katmai.

  • Thank you, Roberta and everyone for your kind comments. Whalegeek

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 6 years ago

    The Grizzly is magnificent, this is a beautiful shot!

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature in Alaska ~ Beyond Your Dreams

  • Thank you ever so much!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Tim Cowley
    Tim Cowleyalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning! Even the blood oozing from the fish mouth. Perfect timing!

  • Thank you, Tim. Watching bears catch and consume salmon can be a bit grisly!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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