Alaska Brooks River Brown Bear and Salmon Live Cam
Unfortunately I cannot embed this live cam but click HERE to go to the Explore.org site which has the cam running. It’s great! I’m sitting here watching salmon trying to jump up and through the falls and there are nine brown bears that I can see in the camera’s view.
Every year over a hundred Brown Bears descend on a mile long stretch of Brooks River to feast on the largest Sockeye Salmon run in the world.
Location: Katmai National Park & Preserve, AK
Best viewing hours: 6:30am – 11:30pm
Time zone: Alaska Standard Time
The first picture below is the screen shot from what I am viewing now. The rest are photos from Explore.org website. There is someone monitoring the camera so it will move and other views are seen. Right now, the camera changed and zoomed in on a bear having a salmon snack.
Exlore.org website: Brown Bear and Salmon Live Cam on Brooks River
I don’t know which fascinates me more, the salmon returning so many miles upstream every year, jumping falls and going up fish ladders to get there, or the bears who are smart enough to sit out there in the river waiting for them and quick enough to catch ’em.
It’s the whole scene that I love. Watching the fish “fly” and the bear trying to snag it.
Sometimes I get the feeling that animals are smarter than people. Just being a bit ironic.
In many ways they are.
I watched this for over 45 minutes last night, but I was too tired to comment. But this is just fascinating, because it’s live and actually happening, and I was thrilled last night when I got to see two of the bears get into a brief fight for a prime fishing spot, and also when one of the bears on top of the falls grabbed a leaping salmon right out of the air and into his mouth. I started watching at about 11:30 PM Alaskan time, and like you, at one point I saw eight bears all fishing.
This is the most impressive live web cam I’ve ever seen, and I’m absolutely serious when I say that. Thanks once again for sharing the rare and amazing with us, Michelle.
Not a problem. I love it, too. Waiting for eggs to hatch is like watching grass grow. This one always has activity.
Exactly my point!