Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Black Bear Feeding Frenzy On Sockeye Salmon At Steep Creek

The annual gathering of Black bears at Steep Creek near Mendenhall Lake in the Tongass National Forest is an annual salmon derby of a different kind. For a few weeks in August through September, around 20-30 bears frequent the area to feast on sockeye and coho salmon who return to Steep Creek to spawn. A network of elevated boardwalks allows for close-up views of the bears fishing for and devouring salmon. It’s a truly an amazing sight to watch.

PS: My apologies for not updating the site during the past couple of days as the site had to undergo a complete cleaning. I will resume posting images starting tomorrow Thursday, August 25, 2011. Thanks for your patience.

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