A chaotic water splashing photo when the brown bear caught a salmon.

Katmai National Park, Alaska.
In a tour led by Chas Glatzer, Aug 2012.

Canon 1D Mark IV, 500mm f4, 1/1250s, ISO 800, f7.1

Never got tired looking at the dripping water against a green background and the red sockeye salmon against the green. After spending days in Katmai, I observed that, against common belief, bears weren't that good at catching salmon. While at this remote location at Katmai, the success rate of catching a salmon at each jump maybe less than 10%, while at Brooks Fall, the bears would wait at the water for hours without catching one. Life wasn't so easy for them!

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